You’ve probably heard of people telling you that if you don’t want to get too drunk too fast and the hangover that follows after, eat something first. Well, that’s great advice…
there are foods you should definitely avoid before a night of heavy drinking.
1. Salty snacks
Alcohol dehydrates you. Like caffeine, it increases the amount of urine the body produces while blocking the release of hormone needed for water absorption (that’s why you find yourself using the loo often). Salty snacks such as popcorn, chips, and nuts just make you thirstier, leading you to get yourself another drink, which in turn further dehydrates your body.
Tip: Eat water-based foods like fruits & vegetables to beat dehydration (watermelon or cucumber slices are especially good).
2. Spicy food
Just like those extra spicy chicken wings, Indian curries, or tomato-based sauces can upset your stomach when you’re sober, it only worsens when you drink. Alcohol loosens the muscles holding down the food and digestive juices where they should be. So eating spicy, acidic foods in combination with alcohol can cause acid reflux and heartburn.
(Unless you have a stomach of steel, please skip that Mala hotpot before your big sesh. Seriously.)
This is one time you should avoid salad even though the nutrients and fibre in these leafy greens are good for your body. Eating a simple salad before drinking is akin to drinking on a completely empty stomach because vegetables are quick to digest.
Tip: Throw in some protein such as chicken or tuna if you’re taking salad anyway. Protein takes longer to digest and will slow down the rise of alcohol level in your blood.
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