If you’re a marathon runner, drinking some non-alcholic beer is good for you, according to a new study.
The study shows that non-alcoholic beer reduces inflammation and upper respiratory tract infections, the latter of which often increase with strenuous exercise.
Researchers looked at participants in the Munich Marathon, and randomly assigned a group of runners to drink 1 to 1.5 liters of non-alcholic beer per day for three weeks before and two weeks after the marathon. Blood tests showed lower inflammation rates post-race in the runners who drank the non-alcoholic beer than those that drank a placebo beverage.
Researchers said non-alcoholic beer has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Here’s the link to the news release on the study.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on whether alcoholic beer has the same benefits.