Why does alcohol give you the munchies?

Munching on a bag of Doritos while guzzling a beer or nibbling at cheese cubes with a glass of wine in hand may be pleasurable, but it can come with unwanted side effects, including increased bloat, calories and weight gain. That much we may have already experienced firsthand. A more interesting question is: Why does alcohol give us the munchies in the first place?One of the simplest explanations as to why we eat more when we drink is that alcohol lowers our inhibitions and can decrease our defenses when it comes to portion control and making healthy eating choices. With a drink in hand, you’re more likely to grab handfuls of nuts, chips, bread or whatever is staring you in

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