Olympians Celebrate With Beer

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 in Checkers Old Munchen Blog

There’s no better way to celebrate a victory than by raising a stein at Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant Pompano.

At this year’s Winter Olympics, some of the athletes chose an interesting beverage to help them recover from the rigors of competing: non-alcoholic beers.

The trend of drinking nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers emerged out of Bavaria, according to  National Public Radio (NPR). Beers from some popular Bavarian brewers were available to athletes in the Olympic Village in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Beer contains plant-derived compounds called phenols, which lower inflammation and have antiviral properties that reduce the risk of sickness, according to David Nieman of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina

Nieman and the University of Munich’s Johannes Scherr studied the effects of beer on marathon runners, who drank 1.5 liters of nonalcoholic beer a day. The researchers found that the athletes had a reduced risk of upper respiratory infection.

And  2013 study found that having athletes drink reduced-alcohol beer with added electrolytes allowed them to retain more fluids and stay hydrated.

Some of the breweries are adding electrolytes to their sports beers, and electrolytes are often added to sports recovery drinks as well.

Alcohol is often removed from beer by applying heat and creating a vacuum to cook off the alcohol. Other brewers use reverse osmosis to remove alcohol, then re-carbonate the beer.

So should Olympic athletes consider drinking non-alcoholic beer as a recovery drink? Not only do low-alcohol beers have up to 50 extra healthy plant-derived compounds (phenols), drinking beer is also a universal way for people to celebrate and socialize.

So whether you’re in an Olympic Village or at Checkers Old Munchen, there’s no better way to get together with friends and celebrate than to enjoy a beer. And Checkers Old Munchen has so many wonderful choices, you’ll be looking for good excuses to celebrate!

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