Australian scientists have found out why, after drinking alcoholic beverages, we so want to try some kind of fatty kebab. It turned out that alcohol increases the level of a hormone that causes people to crave proteins.
Many of us have noticed how after consuming a large amount of alcohol in the body, a craving for meat suddenly arises. And now scientists from the University of Sydney may have figured out why this is happening. In a study involving about 4,000 drinkers, it was found that alcohol increases the level of a hormone in the body that causes protein cravings.
Most of these people, after drinking alcoholic beverages, wanted to satisfy their appetite with lean meat, fish and nuts. But some turned specifically to protein products like kebabs and chips. All kinds of sausage rolls, chips and garlic bread quite often serve as snacks at parties using a large amount of alcohol.
These products provide the so-called umami taste, similar to protein. However, there is very little protein in these snacks. Researchers are now calling on all drinkers to consume lean meat, chicken, fish and beans in the event that their appetite increases.