5 food and alcohol pairings you should avoid at all cost



While ordering appetizers to go with our drink, we often look for our favourite snacks on the menu.

The common thought is to choose something that everyone likes. It seems simple, isn’t it?

We hardly put much thought while ordering our drink and food and only focus on our taste.

Wrong food-and-alcohol combinations can prevent nutrient absorption and can even cause acid reflux and bloating.

You surely do not want to wake up feeling sick after partying at night. We will tell you exactly what you can eat with your favourite drink and what you should avoid.

1. Avoid: Beans and red wine

It is common to pour a glass of wine at night with your dinner, but if your meal has anything made of beans or lentils, then you should avoid this pairing. Beans or lentil contain a high amount of iron which is not absorbed well by your body when you have it with wine. Wine contains a compound called tannins, which creates a hindrance in the absorption of this essential mineral.

2. Avoid: Bread and Beer

If you do not want to feel bloated after drinking beer, avoid bread with this alcoholic drink. This is because both the items contain yeast and your stomach cannot digest such a high amount of yeast together. It will either cause a digestive issue or Candida overgrowth.

3. Avoid: Excessive salty food

The next time you go out with your friends for boozing, skip French fries and cheesy nachos. Both the snacks contain a high amount of sodium, which can be bad for your digestive system when you are taking alcohol. Salty food makes you feel thirsty and you will eventually drink more. Also, alcohol has a diuretic effect that causes your body to urinate more.

4. Avoid: Marinara Pizza

Alcohol delays the stomach emptying process and decreases tension in the lower oesophagal sphincter, which causes acid reflux. The symptoms get even more intense after you eat pizza with marinara sauce. The acidic tomatoes in marinara pizza can cause GERD, acid reflux, and heartburn issues. You can have any other pizza that does not contain tomatoes and is not that fatty.

5. ​Avoid: Chocolate

Chocolate, caffeine or cocoa should also be avoided while drinking alcohol or after it. They also aggravate gastro issues, which is triggered by other acidic food.

What can you have?

Instead of these food items have salads or nuts. But make sure these food items do not contain a large amount of sodium.