While the morning after a night out might leave anyone feeling like their body and beer just don't mix, some people literally cannot tolerate beer, or at least certain ingredients in it. If a bottle of brew and your body don't jive, drinking it can be disruptive for your health, not just your Sunday morning plans, unfortunately. Meaning, it's not the kind of thing you want to just weather.
According to nutritional counselor and advanced practitioner Elizabeth Trattner, A.P., L.Ac., N.C.C.A.O.M, one way to find out if your body can tolerate beer is if you immediately bloat and feel like you have to open your pants after drinking it. If that sounds like you, then it may be time to investigate if you should give up beer and try something else at your next happy hour. Because having a drink, or two, shouldn't coincide with miserable side effects.
Technically, you may be able to consume grains, hops, and yeast in other forms — like breads — but once these ingredients are brewed and consumed as alcohol, properties change and so can your reaction. You don't have to have a specific allergy to an ingredient in beer to be sensitive to beer itself.
Extreme bloating, discomfort, or upset stomach are just some of the more obvious warning signs that you have a beerallergy. But there are many symptoms that can present themselves in the case of an intolerance. It's good to know what to look out for so you can get to know your body better, and update your future bar order accordingly.