Wellington: Scientists in Australia are looking to create beer that can rehydrate people as they drink, which ultimately helps in stopping hangovers. Researchers at the Griffith University Menzies Health Institute in Queensland are trying to develop the beer that rehydrates, but that actually tastes the same as normal beer, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Previous research has established the importance of electrolytes in aiding hydration, but in the context of alcoholic beverages, scientific knowledge was less clear.
But Ben Desbrow , an associate professor at Griffith University who is leading the studies, said his researchers have shown that adding sodium (an electrolyte) to low- or mid-strength beer improves fluid retention, meaning the body stays better hydrated. Improved hydration would potentially improve cognitive function after drinking, and could even reduce an imbiber's suffering the next day, he said. Beer might be a liquid but that does not mean it keeps the body well-supplied with water.
Any resulting product would not be a miracle-product, but might provide a safer alternative for drinkers. The study is published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism....