• Can We Make Beer Healthier



      By Tiffany Gagnon Men's Fitness

      The problem with knocking back one too many brews on a night out (aside from the girth it can add to your gut) is the headache that inevitably follows the morning after. Though weíve all come to expect (and, possibly, accept) this less-than-enjoyable consequence, researchers at the Griffith Health Institute suggest theyíve found a potential solution to our hangover woes. How? By manipulating the electrolyte content of beer.

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      Especially when taken to excess, alcohol consumption does have its negative effects. But, says Ben Desbrow, associate professor at the Institute, spreading information about the harmful effects of too much booze rarely convinces drinkers to stop altogether. So, the thinking went, why not work to make at least one type of alcohol healthier?

      Enter electrolyte-laden beer.

      Hereís how it works: Staying adequately hydrated while drinking is essential to preventing head pains the next morning; therefore, a lager thatís more hydrating because itís loaded with electrolytes would reduce some of the drawbacks of drinking right at the source.

      To test the idea, the researchers altered the electrolyte levels in four beers varying in alcohol content, and gave them to men exhausted by exercising. Of the four beers tested, light beer rehydrated them best.

      So, the jury is still out on the electrolyte-infusion projectís effectiveness; and itís unknown when bottles will hit your local pub. But Desbrow believes that, if and when itís finally available, the modified beer could help reduce alcoholís negative effects.

      Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition...made-healthier
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. PhazzedOut's Avatar
        PhazzedOut -
        Title is misleading.
      1. AdonisBelt's Avatar
        AdonisBelt -
        Short answer: No.
      1. Oscar's Avatar
        Oscar -
        Beer is good
      1. firstclass420's Avatar
        firstclass420 -
        Miller 64!! Aka lean beer
      1. PhazzedOut's Avatar
        PhazzedOut -
        Originally Posted by firstclass420 View Post
        Miller 64!! Aka lean beer
        I found light beer to be the same as heavier beer. I down a couple pints of my favorite ale and I'm good. While Miller 64 I have to keep downing 10+ to get a nice buzz. I'll keep drinking what I drink.
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