With temperatures around the world rising, we're all looking for ways to stay hydrated, and surprisingly a glass of beer could be the answer.

While drinking alcohol in the heat is usually considered a 'no-go' due to its dehydrating effects, experts have found that indulging in a pint after work can actually be beneficial.

Responding to a viral discussion on Twitter about how to beat the heat, Dr Stuart Galloway of the University of Stirling told Femail that because beer contains some electrolytes and has a high water content, it can be useful for hydration.

However, he added that any beneficial effects are likely to be lost if you drink more than a litre.

The discussion was prompted by Dr.

Ellie Mackin Roberts, an Australian living in England, when she shared on Twitter her 10-step plan to beat dehydration in a heat wave.