Myth: Eating a Big Meal Before Drinking Keeps You Sober

Myth: Eating a Big Meal Before Drinking Keeps You Sober

The fact is that drinking on a full stomach will only delay the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, not prevent it. Eating before you drink is not a defense against becoming intoxicated.

Eating a filling, greasy, carb-loaded meal may prevent you from suffering worse hangover symptoms compared to drinking on an empty stomach. However, the best hangover remedy is to not drink in the first place, or drink a very modest amount.

T, B. (2020, June 26). 9 Debunked Myths About Drinking Alcohol. Verywell Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/top-myths-about-drinking-alcohol-66517