The 8 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Drinking Alcohol

Salty Snacks

Foods high in salt, like chips or pretzels, can increase thirst, leading to excessive alcohol consumption.

Spicy Foods

These can irritate the stomach lining, which may be worsened by alcohol, leading to discomfort or heartburn.

Sugary Foods

Eating sugary foods before drinking can cause rapid spikes and drops in blood sugar levels, potentially leading to mood swings and energy crashes.

Acidic Foods

Foods like citrus fruits or tomatoes can cause stomach upset when combined with alcohol, increasing the risk of acid reflux.

High-Fat Foods

Greasy or fatty foods can slow the absorption of alcohol, leading to a quicker intoxication once the alcohol does hit your system.

Dairy Products

For some people, combining dairy with alcohol can lead to bloating, nausea, or stomach discomfort.

Very Sweet Desserts

Similar to sugary foods, overly sweet desserts can affect blood sugar levels and may lead to a quicker absorption of alcohol.

Caffeinated Foods And Drinks

Mixing caffeine with alcohol can mask the depressant effects of alcohol, potentially leading to drinking more than intended.