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Good News for Friday: Beer Can Be Good for You

Beer Can Be Good for YouMaybe you'll spend this weekend raking up the leaves in your front lawn. Maybe you'll hit the gym, chase around your toddler, or play a game of pick-up basketball with your friends. Whatever physical activity you do to work up a sweat, you may also feel the desire for a nice cold beer afterwards. Fight the urge no longer! We are happy today to bring you the the long hoped for news that an after work-out beer may actually be good for you.

Britain's Telegraph newspaper is reporting today that:

A beer after playing a game of football, a long run, or a strenuous round of golf can be good for the body, scientists say. In a rare piece of good news for those who like a pint, Spanish researchers say beer can help someone who is dehydrated retain liquid better than water.
Of course, don't go overboard. Too much alcohol in any form has a diuretic effect causing the body to lose liquids. But next time you sorely desire a cold one after a work-out, feel a little freer to indulge.

(Image of woman at Oktoberfest by a4gpa, CC 2.0)

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