What are the best foods to eat to cure a hangover over?
You’ve known that eating food BEFORE drinking can help absorb the alcohol; however, could it also be your hangover cure?
The answer is yes, AND no. Food can actually help to decrease your symptoms, but food can also make it worse. Therefore, read on for the list of salvation! The following list might surprise you.
What are the Best Foods to Eat and Not to Eat to Cure A Hangover?
Water begins to rehydrate your body after a night out on the town. Dehydration is the leading cause of your hangover headache and other annoying symptoms.
Bananas contain significant amounts of Potassium, which also helps cure dehydration symptoms. Why? Potassium helps replenish the hormones that help your body hold onto water. In addition, increasing your potassium level can help prevent muscle cramps.
Eggs contain cysteine, which is an acid that produces the antioxidant glutathione. Alcohol decreases this particular acid, and without that, your body can’t break down the consumed alcohol. Consuming eggs in the morning increases the glutathione and improves your symptoms.
Watermelon doesn't only contain much need fluids but also helps increase your blood flow (headaches are caused by restricted blood flow to the brain).
Pickles increase the sodium that is taken from the alcohol. This helps fight dehydration.
Honey increases fructose and possibly can help flush out the alcohol more quickly. Although research is limited on this.
Nuts can replace magnesium that was lost from drinking alcohol.
Some other foods that can help you get over your hangover include avocado, spinach, green tea, oatmeal, blueberries, salmon, ginger, chicken noodle soup, and asparagus.
Hair of the Dog - Drinking More to Cure a Hangover?
Now, are you ready for this next part? First off, the myth that drinking more alcohol in the morning will help. WRONG! That will make it worse. Your body is dehydrated. Consuming more alcohol is not fixing the problem but delaying it.
Which Foods Should You Avoid?
Greasy and Fried Foods
Consuming greasy and fried foods the next morning slows the absorption of alcohol in the blood. It also can upset your stomach.
Orange Juice is pure citrus and harsh acid. It upsets your already rolling stomach. Believe it or not, coffee is also not good on an upset stomach.
Finally, be careful not to consume too much protein. After drinking too much, your blood sugar is low, and consuming more protein will actually make your headache WORSE. Therefore, worry about restocking the sugar intake with complex carbohydrates such as fruits and vegetables and not with protein.
To summarize, search for foods that will replenish the body’s key nutrients and remember, one of the key causes of your symptoms is dehydration. In the future, consider drinking a glass of water for every beverage that is consumed. Also, try to moderate your drinking, as long-term abuse of it is dangerous.
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