Why is beer useful and why do athletes drink it after matches?
Why is beer useful?
Moderate consumption of beer not only does not harm the body, but can also benefit it. In small doses and on an irregular basis, it has a positive effect on the work of the cardiovascular system, it can be a prevention of diabetes. However, it is definitely not worth abusing it, like any other alcohol.
Beer helps to recover from long and serious physical activity. For example, Guus Hiddink, having become the head coach of the Russian national team in 2006, brought this tradition from Europe. In cycling races such as the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, riders drink beer after long marathon stages to recuperate.
The silicon content in beer helps to strengthen teeth and bones and even helps to get rid of osteoporosis, in which bones become thinner and very fragile. Most of the silicon is in beer with the addition of barley and hops, and in non-alcoholic varieties it is very small. Therefore, it is also sometimes useful for older people to drink a glass of beer, because with age, bones become fragile and most susceptible to fractures.
In addition, beer contains polyphenols - powerful antioxidants that can prevent the onset of cancer. And flavonoids, which make up about 60% of polyphenols, slow down the aging process, reduce the risk of dementia and Parkinson's disease.