Who doesn't have a drink after training hearing someone saying “Anyway, beer helps recovery! ”?
Unfortunately few studies about this topic prove the contrary. For who still wants to believe in this myth, we have some treats for you: there are also positives points, but honestly we wouldn't recommend it!
After training, the body needs few elements: Water, proteins, sodium and rest.
The negative points are principally because of its alcohol component:
There are also positive points:
Beers mean intakes:
Ideally, it would be better to drink a non-alcoholic beer, but nothing forbids you to enjoy a normal one after training if we drink enough water before: You mustn't drink a beer for your re-hydration, but after hydration. You must choose a beer with hop and low alcohol content. If you are on a competition preparation phase, beer has to be avoided.
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