Here are the best and worst foods to eat before drinking alcohol to avoid or prevent a hangover.
We all know that going drinking on an empty stomach is a back idea. It’s the quickest way to getting fall-down drunk, followed by getting a head-splitting hangover. But eating a big greasy burger and fries isn’t exactly the best bet either. There are some foods, though, that can help you stay on your feet longer and keep that hangover from attacking the day after. Here’s what you should be eating if you’re spending the night with a drink in your hand.
What to eat before drinking
There’s no question booze can do a number on your body, especially when you throw back a few too many (hello, awkward holiday happy hour!)—from bloating and brain fog to the all-out misery of a head-pounding hangover. But by taking a few precautions before the alcohol starts to flow, you can help minimize the damage, experts say. Here’s what to eat (and what to skip) to prep you body for a big night out.
Specifically, Asian pears. Their juice has been found to reduce the side effects of drinking by 20 percent. Drinking pear juice or eating a pear before downing shots can help your body flush out the alcohol more quickly.