On the mornings after you drink too much, when simply getting out of bed seems insurmountable, proper nutrition is instrumental in helping you bounce back to 100%. And although you may be dying for a burger and fries, greasy, fatty food will actually make you feel worse (not to mention, negating all the hard work you put in at gym). So, what the hell should you eat?!
We have you covered. With the help of a few good nutritionists, we’ve put together a list of food and drinks that will help cure your hangover – in a healthy way!
Eggs – besides being easy to digest and gentle on your stomach, eggs are packed with protein. Plus, thanks to their large amounts of cysteine, eggs help mop up alcohol’s leftover toxins. Keep your dish to mostly egg whites with just a yolk or two so you don’t overdo it on the cholesterol.
Coconut water – people swear by this stuff to cure a hangover and for good reason. It’s insanely hydrating and one carton typically packs more potassium than a banana – which is the key nutrient for feeling better fast. It’s also more flavourful than regular water which is helpful for those who have a hard time getting down H2O with a hangover.
Soup – although usually associated with a different kind of sick, try some soup after a rough (and by rough, we mean awesome) night. The salt in tomato or chicken varieties helps you retain water while also increasing your potassium and sodium levels, returning your electrolytes back to a healthy baseline.
Fruit and fruit juice – for hangover fuel, skip the typical drunchies like chips and pizza and grab a piece of fresh fruit or a glass of 100% fruit juice. Fructose helps to naturally boost the body’s energy and increases the rate at which the body gets rid of alcohol’s toxins. The fibre aids absorption of last night’s beers and you’ll restore the vitamins and nutrients lost from last night’s binge. Side note: bananas are miraculous!
Coffee – sure, coffee is an obvious hangover choice, but here’s why. Caffeine dilates blood vessels, which helps you get rid of your headache quicker (plus perks up your brain functions if you’re a little foggy).
Green tea – green tea is packed with antioxidants, meaning a healthier liver and faster recovery!
Be safe & happy drinking!