Eating certain types of food before driving can cause drowsiness, bloating or uncomfortable stools, which will reduce the driver’s concentration and thus increase the risk of an accident. Anna Krivosheeva, an endocrinologist and nutritionist at the Medsi Clinical Center on Belorusskaya and the Medsi International Medical Center on Michurinsky Prospekt told about this in an interview with socialbites.ca. According to the expert, first of all, it is dangerous to eat fried foods in large quantities.
“You should not eat deep-fried foods, fatty, spicy dishes and sauces before getting in the car, because after digesting such a heavy meal, drowsiness can occur as a response of the body. Apple should not be eaten before the road, because of its high fiber content, it can cause bloating and gas. Fermented dairy products such as kefir cause fermentation processes and disorder in the gastrointestinal tract. Onions and mustard instantly cause heartburn. All this can reduce the concentration of attention while driving, as the driver will not think about the road, but about his own situation,” said Anna Krivosheeva.
If you are planning a long or overnight trip, you should not use energy drinks as they contain high levels of caffeine. The main side effect of taking such drinks is heart palpitations. In addition, the effect of drinking a jar of invigorating liquid lasts only for an hour, after which the driver may feel very tired and fall asleep. The doctor warned that in addition to lowering alertness, caffeinated beverages can irritate the bladder by acting as a diuretic.
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