Before breaking another beer at the next Bash in the backyard, some sobering news: These ribs could cause you to drink alcohol. Animal studies from the Penn State College of Medicine have shown that greasy food can trigger a feedback loop in the brain that forces you to eat even more. Coincidentally, it is the same brain region that controls alcohol consumption. For example, feeding with fatty foods could turn our desire for alcohol upside down, says neurologist and study co-author Yuval Silberman.
Perhaps it is obvious that the amount of fat makes a difference. Take a reasonable dose of hot dogs, chips, etc. and do not feel compelled to drink a lot. "We believe that it is the eating behavior and not the food itself that can lead to alcohol excesses," says Silberman. To avoid refueling, switch between alcohol and water and walk up and down on the charred meat. I wish you a nice day on the road.