No one goes out on the town with the intention of being hung over the next day, it just sort of sneaks up on you. One drink leads to another, and before you know it, you have thrown caution to the wind and stopped counting!
Waking up in the morning with a throbbing headache, dry mouth and upset stomach is a not-so-great reminder of the previous night’s fun. While time is the tried and true remedy for hangover symptoms, there are a few things you can eat and drink to make yourself feel better, and others you should definitely steer clear of.
Foods and beverages to avoid when hungover:
- Alcohol: While a “hair of the dog” is an age-old hangover remedy, drinking more alcohol only makes things worse by slowing the recovery process. Alcohol is actually toxic to your body, hence the word “intoxicated.” Adding more poison to the mix just adds to the workload for your liver and kidneys.
- Greasy foods: While fatty foods are sometimes recommended before drinking to slow the absorption of alcohol, they won’t do you any good after the fact. Your liver is already in overdrive, trying to process the alcohol, and probably in no mood to metabolize fat.
- Acidic foods and beverages: Despite the common practice of drinking tomato juice in a Bloody Mary to chase away a hangover, acidy foods like tomatoes, citrus, grains, dairy, nuts and olives will increase the acidity of your already acidic stomach, making you feel worse.
- Water: Alcohol is diuretic in nature, meaning you will surely be dehydrated after a night of drinking. Hit the water bottle before bed, and keep it flowing the morning after.
- Electrolytes: Sports drinks, coconut water or kombucha are all good choices when hung over. Replenishing lost electrolytes will help you restore balance to your out-of-whack system.
- Ginger and peppermint: Tea made from ginger and/or peppermint will help soothe your upset stomach and reduce nausea.
- Eggs: Amino acids taurine and cysteine found in eggs are powerful hangover antidotes, supporting your overworked liver and breaking down acetaldehyde, the headache-inducing chemical byproduct of ethanol breakdown in your liver.
- Miso or chicken soup: Soup with a clear broth is the ultimate comfort food, soothing your upset stomach while boosting your electrolyte levels.
- Soda Crackers: The bicarb of soda found in soda crackers counteracts acidity, neutralizing your acidic digestive tract and reducing queasiness.
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