Beer after sport 'is good for the body'

...or so says this British newspaper article. I bet these researchers found what a statistician might call a type I error.
A post exercise beer might be great for the mind, but it definitely isn't going to hydrate you any better than water, and Gatordade will do a better job replacing carbohydrate and electrolytes.

(Note that the athlete pictured in the photo is a crickety player. How exhausting can cricket be anyway?)