Why Vegans Get Worse Hangover Than Meat Eaters?Lakshmi Lund (Author) Published Date : Dec 30, 2019 18:48 IST
If you are vegan, you are vulnerable to suffer from the various symptoms of a hangover: Research study points out that those who consume a vegetarian diet, and those who are vegans are more likely to suffer from the various symptoms of a hangover in comparison with their meat-eating counterparts.
In a bid to test the fact, a team of researchers from the Utrecht College experimented on about 13 social drinkers, as reported in The New York Publish. The findings of the study were subsequently published in the Magazine of Scientific Drugs by the respective team of Dutch scientists.
Those who participated in the research study were analyzed for as many as 23 symptoms, which are related to a hangover. The respective research was meticulously carried out so much so that the same set of participants were experimented upon in two different settings.
One night, they were refrained from drinking, and the second was when they were asked to consume alcohol. During both the nights, the participants were tested for the same set of symptoms of a hangover being headache, sweating, dizziness, sensitivity towards sound and light, palpitations, nausea, and thirst.
As part of the experiment, the respective participants were asked to take notes of what food they consumed simultaneously. The same was shared with the team of researchers who, in turn, analyzed their diet based on its nutrient value. After making their respective analyses, the researchers concluded that those who had a low intake of zinc and Vitamin B3 displayed the various symptoms of a hangover at a severe level, in comparison with the other participants.
Experts are quick to react to the statement. While low levels of zinc have a direct impact on aggravating the vomiting sensation, it cannot be ruled out that lack of adequate amount of Vitamin B3 or nicotine acid can trigger symptoms of a hangover.
Furthermore, the team of researchers was quick to point out that both zinc and Vitamin B3 were found in the meat rather than green. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that those who consume a vegetarian diet are highly prone to display various symptoms of a hangover.
Elaborating on the same, a source who is familiar with the research study shared that zinc and nicotine acid plays a vital role in destroying ethanol, which is one of the key ingredients of alcoholic beverages. Thus, those with reportedly good levels of both zinc and Vitamin B3 are less likely to display the various symptoms of a hangover.