3. Overcoming the Hangover
You plan to meet up with friends for a drink after work, and one
drink turns into many more, which then turns into a rough next
morning. There are a lot of myths about hangover cures.
Essentially there is no cure other than consuming water and
liquids like juice in the morning.
The reason? Hangover symptoms are a product of dehydration,
hypoglycemia, and the poisonous side effects from toxins in our
drinks. Water will not only help hydrate your muscles and organs,
but will also aid in flushing out the toxins.
With the help of a few good nutritionists, we’ve put together a list
of foods and drinks that will help cure your hangover—in a
4. 1. Sleeping it off
Nothing is more holistic than doing nothing at all. Your body will
eventually filter out all the bad stuff on its own. Either that or
you’ll basically die a slow and painful death. So why be awake
for it? Get up, drink a glass of water and get back in bed. Come 3
or 4pm your body will have fixed itself and you’ll wake up feeling
right as rain and ready start drinking again.
6. This should be at the top, this is the golden rule. Many said it was
too obvious to mention, but there are a lot of stupid people out
there, so here is an explanation why you should drink water. (Not
why people are stupid) Alcohol is super sugar. It just sucks all the
water out of you. Ever hear someone tell you to drink a glass of
water when you have a headache? Works the same here. Drink it
all day. As you will see in the prevention section it is key to being
a healthy, cool and hydrated boozehound.
8. 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. An added bonus of coconut water is that it’s
more flavorful than regular water, which is helpful for people
who have a hard time getting H2O down when they’re
hangover. And while there’s no advantage to those flavored with
fruit, there's no harm, either.
3. Coconut Water
10. 4. Oats
Take this superfood for a spin when you’re feeling less than stellar
in the morning. A hot bowl of oatmeal has plenty of essential
nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Oats can
help neutralize acids in the body and raise blood sugar levels,
giving you an instant energy boost.
12. 5. Bananas
One fruit that deserves its own bullet point is the banana—
especially if you've thrown up. It's the obvious choice to get
potassium into your system fast, plus bananas are gentle on the
stomach. What's more: they’ll provide necessarily electrolytes lost
during heaving drinking.
Not feeling a salad first thing in the morning? Add some
yogurt and blend these bad boys into a hangover-fighting
14. 6. 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
Pour a glass of apple or cranberry juice to kick start the recovery
process. The fructose in sweet fruity drinks gives the body some
instant energy, and may even help boost metabolism to get rid of
those gnarly alcohol toxins. Juice also contains vitamins and
plenty of water to get the body rehydrated.
16. 7. Green tea
Green tea is packed with antioxidants, which keep your body’s
cells—and therefore organs—healthy. This means a healthier liver,
which will help you recover faster. If you’re feeling nauseous, add
rosemary or lavender to your tea—they’ll calm your stomach fast.
It doesn’t work immediately and completely clear your system,
but is a good replacement for coffee, if you can handle it. It
settles your stomach and wakes you up.
18. 8. Lovemaking
Why not? Hopefully your night was a success and you are waking
up next to someone else. When you drink you stuff yourself with
toxins. Sex is a wonderful for of cardio exercise and makes you
feel good. Alcohol is also a depressant. Intercourse, more
specifically, orgasm, releases all those little endorphins that make
you feel good about yourself.
20. 9. Chicken Soup
It might not be the most conventional hangover food, but a cup
o noodles can restock sodium and water levels in the body.
Chicken and some vegetables contain cysteine, which give the
liver a much-needed boost.
22. This breakfast staple is an all-rounder for a reason. Besides being
an easily digested food that’s gentle on your stomach, eggs are
packed with protein. Plus, thanks to their large amounts of
Eggs are chock full of hardworking amino acids like cysteine and
taurine. Taurine boosts liver function and can help prevent
against liver disease . Cysteine breaks down acetaldehyde, the
yucky headache-causing chemical that’s left over when the liver
breaks down ethanol.