Best Foods for a Hangover

Sometimes, you go out and have a lot of fun… perhaps, too much fun. Then the next day might be full of regret. There are ways to avoid a hangover, but if you are already in that boat that is slowly sinking, you can try several things to minimize the damage, one of them being food.

The first thing that comes to mind is fast food – the greasiness surprisingly soft on your stomach, quickly bringing you back to life. That is because loading up on carbs prior to and after a night out helps absorb the toxins from the alcohol, making you feel better.

Besides the obvious carbs, there are some other foods that are a bit healthier but can still relieve your hangover.

· Bananas: Alcohol prevents the body from producing a hormone that aids in the retention of water, which causes dehydration and the loss of electrolytes such as potassium and salt. Particularly high in potassium, bananas can help your body restore its stores.



· Eggs: Cysteine, an amino acid that your body requires to make the antioxidant glutathione, is abundant in eggs. Alcohol use causes the body's glutathione reserves to decline. Your body struggles without it to eliminate the harmful consequences of alcohol metabolism. Consuming eggs that are high in cysteine is a wonderful method to boost your body's glutathione levels and perhaps lessen the effects of hangovers.

· Pickles: Pickles contain a lot of sodium, an electrolyte that is lost by drinking too much. Pickles and their brine can help you increase your salt intake and get over a hangover.

· Honey: because it is high in fructose, honey can help with your hangover as well. A study showed that, despite its ability to increase the speed at which your body gets rid of alcohol, fructose did not appear to reduce the intensity of hangover symptoms. Nevertheless, eating honey and other foods with fructose should not be ruled out as a possible way to feel better after drinking too much.


· Avocadoes: After a night of heavy drinking, eating avocados can help restore low potassium levels caused by alcohol intake and dehydration. Additionally, studies have shown that avocados contain substances that guard against liver damage. Avocados may be especially useful for hangovers because excessive drinking damages your liver.

· Meat/Other Protein: Your body may respond better to a hangover if you consume meat and other high-protein foods. Because protein is broken down into amino acids by your body, it's a fantastic choice for a hangover.

· Blueberries: Blueberries are rich in nutrients that fight inflammation in your body, which comes in handy if you are hungover.



· Salmon: another food that can help decrease inflammation is salmon because it is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Eating salmon or other fatty fish may help reduce hangover symptoms since consuming alcohol can increase the number of substances that trigger inflammation.

· Water: and the most important point – do not forget to stay hydrated! Drink as much water as you possibly can. A small life hack is to either add electrolytes to it or drink coconut water instead as it already contains electrolytes.




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