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Eating food before you start drinking reduces peak BAC levels compared to drinking on an empty stomach. Food eaten while drinking slows down the rate alcohol is absorbed by the blood by keeping it in the stomach longer. However, eating food will not stop you from getting drunk, or make your body process the alcohol faster.

 The graph below shows you how different types of food and no food affect your BAC.

  

Eating and BAC chart

 

Source: http://responsibility.org/start-a-conversation/drinking-responsibly/virtual-bar/

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