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Should You Drink a Beer Post-Workout? These Recovery Brews Think So

Openfit.com reports on the differing opinions on the value of consuming a “recovery beer” post-workout, according to experts.

Openfit.com spoke to Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, exercise physiologist at HSS, about the potential health benefits. When consumed in moderation, beer may prevent cardiovascular risk, antioxidant levels comparable to wine, and plant-based phenols that have anti-inflammatory and possible even antiviral properties. Additionally, an average can of beer contains some electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium. “Most beers also have some small amounts of carbohydrates which could promote a little bit of fuel restoration,” said Machowsky.

Read the full text article at Openfit.com.