5) It speeds up dehydration
Although a cold beer seems thirst quenching after a hard workout, it has the opposite effect. Because alcohol is a diuretic, it can lead to dehydration: It causes your body to lose three percent more body fluid, shows a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology. So avoid that post-workout beer until you’ve replenished with water: Not having enough fluid can decrease blood flow to the muscles, which can slow down your recovery.
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