It’s a Friday night or maybe Saturday depending on when you’ve planned for it. Heck, it could be a Tuesday. Regardless of the day, you need to get your body prepared for your heavy night out. No body wants to be that person who couldn’t make it past 2 am because they couldn’t handle their liquor. You need to eat, and not just a slice of bread and a sausage, you’ll have to eat the right kind of foods incase you want to last.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics there are healthy options of food will help in slowing down the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream, thus making you sober longer depending on your drinking prowess.
Here’s what you should stuff your face with before you head out for your wild night.
Milk generally has a high potassium content, which most of the times once drunk “is lost with excess urination,” Milk is made up of 90% water, so it will help in keeping your body hydrated.
Consumption of alcohol changes your body’s reserves of glycogen, releasing energy which is further stored in the liver. Carbs also helps your body glycogen levels stay full and your stomach full. You know it is good to indulge in a full stomach to avoid instances of throwing up.
Study has shown food rich in protein takes a longer time to digest, slowing how fast your blood alcohol level goes up. Try out a chicken sandwich, full of protein and carbs. Just a portion probably the size of your palm since you don’t need large portion to digest food.
Drinking yogurt is actually a great snack to have before you think of going out. It has all these important macro-nutrients in one dish: carbs, protein, and fat. It helps by sticking in your gut and it digests slowly for over 4-6hrs.
It is advisable to eat it with a bunch of raw veggies (carrots, pea pods, and cucumber sticks). They help in getting all three macro-nutrients in one set.
When drinking alcohol you tend to deprive your body off vitamin B-12 levels, by taking salmon which has super high levels of said vitamin and omega which helps in the promotion of short-term memory and general neurological body functions. After all, you don’t want to forget what happened when you went out.
Having a meal high in fiber meal like quinoa helps in slowing the stomach’s emptying time, which ensure that alcohol’s effects don’t sneak up and surprise you.
Before having or going out for a drink you can mash an avocado by making a perfect guacamole. It is loaded with healthy fats, which are digested more slowly than carbs.
Like avocado, almond butter is rich in good fats, and helps in slowing the absorption of alcohol.
I know you’d normally have cereals for breakfast, but who says you can’t turn up in the morning? Either way, incase you aren’t in the mood for a heavy meal, cereals will come in handy. They are fiber-rich, providing a good buffer for the alcohol through slow absorption. ave it low-fat milk, because it’s much healthy.
Eggs whether scrambled or fried is one of the best foods to eat before you drink. That’s due to the essential amino acids that helps to breakdown alcohol.