Hydrating beer as a concept is a great one, but does it really work? And if so how?
Australians are world renowned for their love of beer and already produce a number of high quality beers including Fosters and Castlemaine XXXX.
Researchers at Griffith University’s Health Institute in Queensland, Australia have come up with an all new type of beer, one that actually hydrates you instead of de-hydrating.
Australian news reports that the inventors at the University began testing on two regular beers, one normal and one light. They then adjusted the electrolyte levels to see if they could make the beers rehydrate people after they did exercise.
Ben Desbrow, a researcher at the Institute said the light beer, when electrolytes were added was: “by far…the most effective at rehydrating the subjects.”
This essentially means that the most effective way of making the new rehydrating beer is to use light beer, which has a far lower alcohol content. Desbrow continued: “Of the four different beers the subjects consumed, our augmented light beer was by far the most well retained by the body, meaning it was the most effective at rehydrating the subjects.”
It is well a well known fact that the worst hangover ailment people feel after drinking beer is dehydration. The thought behind the new hydrating beer was that it would enable beer lovers to drink beer, while simultaneously rehydrating themselves while drinking.
Electrolytes are basically just minerals in the body which bind to compounds to create salts such as sodium. When the body is dehydrated it loses electrolytes which make one feel lethargic and unwell after a nights drinking.
What do you think about the new Australian wonderbeer? Do you mind compromising on alcohol content and drinking a lighter beer, if it means you won’t suffer from a hangover the next day? Do you think hydrating beer as a concept is a good one or just a gimmick? Share your thoughts in the feed below.