Foods To Avoid When Drinking
Here are a few tips on what foods and snacks you should stay away from when you've had "a little too much fun out on the town". I have to admit, I go for the fries when I'm hungry . Which one of these treats do you go for when you're 'happy'?According to Cosmopolitan Magazine, these are the food items you should avoid.
1) Pizza: Unfortunately, the ultimate late night indulgence is a recipe for disaster in every way: The acidic tomatoes in marinara sauce (and salsa and hot sauce) can provoke GERD, acid reflux, and heartburn.
2. Chocolate: The caffeine, fat, and cocoa in chocolate join forces to aggravate the same gastro issues triggered by other acidic foods. Avoid!
3. Homemade quesadillas: Wait, does this involve a stove? Yes, yes, it does. Open flames are like heavy machinery: Do not operate them under the influence. If you really need a grilled cheese or another culinary masterpiece, find a 24-hour diner. (You'll be safer and your taste buds won't complain.)
4. Pretzels: Salty snack foods make you thirsty, which can lead you to drink more and more quickly. (That's fine if you reach for water, but could be dangerous if you quench your thirst with the cocktail in your hand.) Still, it's smart to snack while you drink, because it slows the absorption of alcohol. If the only food in arm's reach is salty, go for it, but make a point to wash it down with copious amounts of water.
5. Fries: Sorry for the buzz kill, but fried foods contain lots of salt that can further dehydrate you.
6. Liquor-laced desserts: It might seem like an absolutely brilliant idea to finish off a boozy meal with a boozy dessert. Go for the vanilla ice cream instead. Unless dairy typically messes with your system, milk and milk-based foods can actually coat the stomach and prevent some of the chemical reactions that irritate your liver when you drink alcohol.
7. Oranges: Healthy? Yes. Smart? Nope. The acid in oranges and other citrus fruits can instigate digestive issues. Have a banana: They're high in potassium, so they can undo some of alcohol's dehydrating effects.
8. Candy: Like salty stuff, super-sweet foods can make you want to drink more — and you're more like to reach for alcohol than water. Plus, sweets are full of empty calories.
9. Hot sauce: Spicy foods that upset your stomach when you're sober will really mess with your system when you're drunk. Remind your drunk self: Alcohol. Will. Make. It. Worse.
Hopefully these tips will help you sleep better and with less problems. You will feel better in the morning.
Be careful out there and remember, never drink and drive.