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What you choose to eat could trigger a food hangover

Published Jul 20, 2017, 5:51 pm IST
Updated Jul 20, 2017, 5:57 pm IST
Food hangover are becoming a common experience. (Photo: Pexels)
 Food hangover are becoming a common experience. (Photo: Pexels)

Many people like Millie Robinson experience a form of hangover triggered by food.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, food hangovers maybe caused by intolerance to ingredients or adverse reactions to specific foods.

Sufferers endure throbbing headaches, tummy upset and painful limb. It can also affect the brain and cause depression.

Many people often misdiagnose the symptoms. Experts warn it is becoming common even though it is not yet recognised as a medical condition.

Tracey Strudwick, nutritional therapist at Nuffield Health told the Daily Mail stress could also have a "damaging effect on our digestive process and makes symptoms such as bloating, lethargy and brain fog". She also warned eating foods high in fat, salt, sugar and starch in one go can make it tough for our bodies to cope.

The report also reveals the foods that are the major culprits for a food hangover:

* Pizza
* Fish and Chips
* Creamy pasta
* Curries especially with rice, naan bread
* Ready made meals that contain cake, ice cream, chocolate and additives.

While there is no definitive evidence, some researchers believe MSG, combined with salt to enhance flavour, is added to most foods, could be a major cause for getting migraines.

At the end of the day, what we eat impacts our digestive system. Experts’ advise people to make better food choices to combat the damage you may be doing to your body.



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