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    1/2 man,1/2 bear,1/2 pig ManBearPig's Avatar
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    Does beer really dehydrate you?

    People say that drinking a beer does not quench thirst. I wonder if this is accurate. Does drinking a beer actually result in a net fluid loss, OR, is it more correct that the alcohol in beer simply reduces the net fluid gain from drinking the beer? Discuss.
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    beer = pee.

    More beer = more pee.

    Done with beer = still pee.

    Sleep = still need to pee.

    Late night ... why am I so thirsty?

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    I have been researching this issue for over 25 years now. I only researched it twice tonight. I am a bit thirsty, might be time for another beer, err I mean more research.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I have been researching this issue for over 25 years now. I only researched it twice tonight. I am a bit thirsty, might be time for another beer, err I mean more research.
    I'm going now, finally, to bed and will be researching this question myself - and taking up a nice big glass of ice water too.

    Hmm, still haven't found out why this happens ...


    More research is necessary!

    Cheers! <glug>

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    cheers tude, drink quietly and don't burp too loud or you will wake that dang beagle.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    OP: Undoubtedly yes! One should drink two glasses of water (16-24 oz) for every bottle of beer consumed.

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    Yes it does, That's why after a night of hard drinking, I look totally ripped the next morning.

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    Caffine makes you dehydrated.
    Ever noticed that Sprite leaves you more hydrated than Coke?
    Sprite = caffine free
    But too much sugar - bleh

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    Max is also right, caffeine dehydrates you really bad, thats why it's bad to have one while exerting yourself.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by crypticlineage View Post
    jsharr

    OP: Undoubtedly yes! One should drink two glasses of water (16-24 oz) for every bottle of beer consumed.


    I know that there's a problem with overhydration. I don't think I should drink that much water!
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    Alcohol is a diuretic (a substance which increases urine production), so while it might quench your thirst immediately, you'll be thirsty again an hour later when your bladder starts filling up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I have been researching this issue for over 25 years now. I only researched it twice tonight. I am a bit thirsty, might be time for another beer, err I mean more research.
    Did you get the G. Heilmann's Fellowship to research the subject?

    I've got my associates degree at Stag Junior College in 1994 and then my masters degree a few years back at Hamm's Tech. Currently and meticulously pursuing my PhD in Falstaffology at Schlitz University.

    I feel I can never learn enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by efrobert View Post
    Yes it does, That's why after a night of hard drinking, I look totally ripped the next morning.
    I love this effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twahl View Post


    I know that there's a problem with overhydration. I don't think I should drink that much water!
    Have a beer Twahl, it will get rid of that excess water.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
    Did you get the G. Heilmann's Fellowship to research the subject?

    I've got my associates degree at Stag Junior College in 1994 and then my masters degree a few years back at Hamm's Tech. Currently and meticulously pursuing my PhD in Falstaffology at Schlitz University.

    I feel I can never learn enough!
    After graduating Some More Coors Lightly from Rocky Mountian High, I pursued a career as an OmBudsman at the Dale Earnhardt Junior Driving Academy and Fashion Institute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1 View Post
    But too much sugar - bleh
    Sprite doesn't actually have any real sugar in it, it's sweetened with HFCS, even more bleh.

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    You don't buy beer...you rent it.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    It's all about the congeners.

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    Alcohol inhibits Anti Diuretic Hormone production, which results in increased urine production... which causes dehydration.

    High fructose corn syrup is a sugar. It's a monosaccharide and one of the top three that you body uses. Regular table sugar is a disaccharide, a combination of two monosaccharides; glucose and fructose, so the whole "HFCS is evil" thing is a bunch of crap.

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    I'm sure it does but I know one thing I work in verry hot enviroments 150+ some times, I can drink just about any thing but nothing works at quenching that thirsty feeling like an ice cold BEER. so when I get home form work in the morning I just might have one.

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