Have you ever had a hangover from food? Here's why

Virgin Radio

24 Mar 2021, 16:18

Most of us have had that bleary-eyed morning after a night of too many shandies - but have you ever had a food hangover? 

Researchers have confirmed that 'food hangovers' are a real phenomenon.

So what causes it? It turns out food intolerance is the main factor to blame. 

Almost 2,000 people were surveyed, and the research found people have nine of these morning stomach cramps every month.

Nearly half (49 per cent) say they didn't know it would impact them in the morning until it happened.

Of all food intolerances, gluten topped the results with 54 per cent.  Caffeine allergy is the culprit for 45 per cent, high fructose corn syrup allergy for 43 per cent, and lactose intolerance for 36 per cent.

Despite the uncomfortable mornings, it turns out that two-thirds of people with a food intolerance still happily eat foods they shouldn't.

The call of bread and cheese is just too much for some people. 

The time that we eat could also cause problems. 

In the UK, the average time for an evening meal is between 6.30pm to 8pm.

However, there are plenty of night owls who love a late-night dinner between 8pm and 2am.

Commissioned by Meatless Farm and conducted by OnePoll, the survey showed many of those questioned said they could never give up mac and cheese (45 per cent), butter (40 per cent) and pizza (40per cent).

Two-thirds (65 per cent) would be willing to let go of unhealthy foods if they could count on something both healthier but crucially, tasing just as good. 

Just over a quarter (29 per cent) of Americans said they wouldn't consider changing to a plant-based diet

Are you surprised?