Ben Desbrow, PhD, is a professor at Griffith University (Queensland, Australia) with academic interests in nutrition and dietetics in both athletic and clinical populations. He also has a foot in the applied side of sports nutrition, being an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, working for example with Rugby League team Gold Coast Titans. In this interview, we discuss the science and practice of alcohol in endurance sports.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-What is alcohol, and how is it processed and metabolised in the body?
-The existing scientific research available on alcohol in an athletic context
-The dose makes the poison: a discussion on alcohol dosage
-Alcohol and the 4 R's of recovery: refuelling, rehydration, repair and relax (or rest)
-Can you have a small amount of alcohol with no negative consequences?
-The zone of regret (and how to avoid it)
-Alcohol and calories
-Practical advice around alcohol consumption and habits
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