Benefits of Drinking Cold Beer After a Long Run

Post-Workout Beer in Vienna

After a long workout, do you ever crave a cold-beer? If so, taking a quick stop off the W&D Trail at Caboose Tavern is the way to go!

Many exercisers have the misconception of beer being a negative drink post-workout, but evidence shows that a bubbly beverage has some benefits (and tastes fantastic after exercising). Full disclosure – beer is NOT a post energy drink – instead a post social drink to sit down and really enjoy your hard work paying off. But there are some benefits!

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Benefits to Drinking Beer after Exercise

When putting your body through a tough exercise routine, your body loses vitamins, hydrating electrolytes, and carbohydrates. Luckily for all the beer lovers, beer contains carbohydrates and nutrients that help replenish your body. Additionally, beer can help decrease LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol due to the lipids contained in the drink.

Some beers can also contain vitamins that are necessary to replenish your body. For example, vitamin B12 and B6 are found in fresh brew craft beers. Though beer has many benefits, it is important to know that it should be consumed in moderation, to not mess with any protein synthesis or muscle recovery.

Cold Beer After a Long Run

Given the research, exercisers should not be afraid to consume a bit of carbs after their hard workout. With a beer in one hand and a glass of water in the other, you will be able to quench your thirst on a nice evening at Caboose Tavern.

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