Is having a beer after sport a good or bad idea?
There's one last possibility that we haven't yet looked at that could give us some wiggle room: the famous post-exercise recovery beer, often mentioned to celebrate an accomplishment (usually with a group)… Is this a winning combination? Alas, no, my fellow sports enthusiasts. Once again, Yoann breaks down those old clichés and recommends finding a healthier post-sport option! “When you do sport, your muscles are subject to microtears. As you get fitter, they heal, become more resistant and react better to physical effort. But for that to happen, you need to give yourself some recovery time to rest and rehydrate. Drinking alcohol after sport is not really a great idea, because as we mentioned before, alcohol will dehydrate you and limit your ability to recover, especially with regard to glycogen production, at exactly the moment when you need it most.” And as you probably realise, beer is indeed an alcoholic beverage. Brewer's yeast, which is high in protein and full of vitamins, may be healthy, but beer alone will not help you recover. “Beer, like other alcohols, has a diuretic effect and will cause you to lose water and trace elements. Drinking alcohol after doing sport reduces the benefit of your effort and disrupts muscle recovery.”