Dec 09 2009

Why Wine Causes Headaches

Published by at 5:27 pm under Red Wine,Serving Wine,Wine and Food

Many people experience headaches the next morning only after drinking a little bit of wine the night before. So why does wine cause these headaches?

Headaches are a common occurrence when you drink and can be very annoying. Let’s figure out why this happens and how we can prevent it.

Many people believe that winemakers are using too many sulphites in the vino and that leads to headaches.

What exactly are sulphites? Sulphites are added to protect it from oxidation and prevent organisms from growing in the batches. The process of using sulphites has been around for a very long time. Now that it’s able to last longer, it can age better and give the drinker the best flavor and aromas.

Also, the sweeter the vino the more sulphites it contains. The higher sugar levels demand a higher level of sulphites.

So how can we prevent these headaches? First of all, you should consume wine in moderation. Men shouldn’t have more than two glasses per day and women should not have more than one per day.

Try drinking it with dinner or while consuming food. Drinking on an empty stomach can often lead to a bigger headache the next day.

Finally, try to stay hydrated and drink water before you go to bed and the next morning. Alcohol dehydrates the body and can be a cause of headaches and fatigue the next day.

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