Hungover from last night? Hold up! Old-school wisdom preaches reaching for cold water or orange juice, but there some food and drink choices that have been scientifically proven to help cure a hangover!
Your favorite herbal tea can rescue you from a terrible hangover. Studies show that ginger tea may reduce nausea and motion sickness. Peppermint tea may also ease stomach pain and decrease nausea. Take sips of this and you will definitely feel better.
This breakfast staple is a brunch all-star for a reason. Eggs are chock full of hardworking amino acids like cysteine and taurine. Taurine boosts liver function and may help prevent liver disease and Cysteine breaks down acetaldehyde, the yucky headache-causing chemical that’s left over when the liver breaks down ethanol.
Pour yourself a huge glass of apple, tomatoes or orange juice to kick start the recovery process. The fructose in sweet fruity drinks gives the body some instant energy and juice also contains vitamins and plenty of water to help rehydrate the body.
Take this superfood for a spin when you feel like a fish swimming in a sea of alcohol. A hot bowl of oatmeal has plenty of essential nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Plus oats can help neutralize acids in the body and raise blood sugar levels, giving you an instant energy boost.
The elixir of life should be your numero uno priority after waking up with a pounding head. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it pushes liquids out of the body. When nothing’s left in the tank, the body will draw water from any available source, including the brain—hello, headache. Having a glass or two of water the night of heavy drinking will save you a headache and drowsy look.
Nothing says “wild night out” like a bowl of spicy hot noodle, right? It might not be the most conventional hangover food, but a plate of spicy noodles can help restock sodium and water levels in the body.
Try the above food and drink choices if you are hungover already. The fun shouldn’t stop you from bringing your ‘A’ game!