December 14, 2021

Yalda Comments: Drinks for ‘milder’ Hangovers

What Makes a Big Difference to Hangovers?

The Daily Mail newspaper asked me to join a panel of doctors and nutritionists recently, on what drinks cause a hangover. It’s an interesting little article.

Calories in Drinks Affect You the Next Day

It is good to be mindful about alcohol and enjoy it in moderation. I love to have a glass of good wine and especially with dinner.

At parties, I really enjoy a glass of Champagne.

‘Fluctuating blood sugar levels induce cravings and hangovers’

So, when asked, I always recommend steering clear of sugary alcoholic beverages because they produce the worst hangovers.

The calories in a drink vary and this always affects how you feel the next day.

So, for instance a glass of mulled wine, which is common at this time of the year is 235 calories for a 125ml glass.

The same size glass of white wine contains around 125kcal. Dry Champagne averages around 95kcal.

Some of the sweet alcoholic drinks play havoc with your blood sugar levels and induce cravings while you are drinking them.

The next day is always going to be a challenge too, with fluctuating blood sugar levels.

So, I would opt for dry white wine or Champagne. Vintage wines are great because they contain bacteria which might be beneficial for your gastrointestinal health.

The article is a great little read and a doctor explains the science behind a hangover, briefly.

You can read about what drinks cause the worse hangovers here.

You may also be interested in the article about what drinks to have if you have diabetes.


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