German scientists argue that non alcoholic wheat beer boosts immunity athletes.
To prove this theory, experts from the Technical University (Munich) invited 277 athletes who were monitored for 3 weeks before the race and 2 weeks after it.
The subject of study of scientists were polyphenols - compounds of plant origin. As a drink for testing was selected non-alcoholic wheat beerrich in its content of various kinds of polyphenols. The contestants were divided into two groups, the participants of one of which had to drink 1.5 liters of wheat drink per day. Members of the second group took placebo.
Doctors found that after a run, the body of an athlete is attacked by inflammatory infections upper respiratory tract. Taking non-alcoholic wheat beer significantly reduced the incidence of infectious diseases and inflammation.
When analyzing white blood cells and white blood cells, indicating inflammatory processes in the body, a 20% decrease in the content of the latter in the blood of athletes who consumed a beer drink was found. Moreover, a decrease in incidence was observed. a cold and respiratory organs after physical exertion on the immune system in the "beer" group of athletes.