13 Healthy Foods to Cure Your Hangover
You open your eyes. You feel lousy.
It’s morning…or even afternoon.
After a few seconds (or minutes, depending on the severity of your hangover), you understand that your illness is due to drinking too many alcoholic beverages the night before.
When everything seems lost, do not lose your hope, because this post is going to show 13 healthy foods to help get you through the hangover and recover quickly.
1. Bananas and Sugar Cane
It is therefore very important to reintroduce as soon as possible the vitamins and mineral substances lost.
Biting a banana, fruit rich in potassium, will immediately recharge you and relieve the sense of vertigo.
To make it tastier and give more energy, you can cut it into slices and add a tablespoon of sugar cane.
2. Infusion of Ginger
If the most troublesome symptom is nausea, a cup of infusion with ginger is what it takes to cure you.
Pour water into a saucepan and add a little of fresh ginger root.
Let the fire goes for about 10 minutes, then strain the liquid through a sieve and drink it hot. You will instantly feel the belly lighter.
3. Water, Lemon and Honey
A good alternative to the infusion of ginger is the couple lemon-honey, which will allow you to get your fill of vitamin C and sugar.
Again, bring to a boil the water in a saucepan, then add a couple of slices of lemon or orange and three teaspoons of honey.
It will help you cure nausea and even the head will be less heavy.
Vitamin B, calcium and magnesium. These three nutrients can alleviate the sense of discomfort during your hangover.
Oatmeal contains them all, and in good quantities.
Take a large bowl, add the oatmeal and eat until your digestion will not stop to bother you.
You can also add a little of milk to make them softer.
5. Dried Apricots
Perfect to relieve the sweet tooth that usually comes after a night of high alcohol, dried apricots are also an excellent source of potassium.
A half cup of these little delights is enough to cover 33% of the daily requirement of this essential electrolyte, while increasing the level of energy.
After you had your fill of alcohol, the body needs to re-balance the amount of magnesium, the lack of which is manifested in the form of cramps, muscle spasms, anxiety and irregular beating of the heart.
A cup of cooked beans (ie, the amount normally present in a burrito) provides 20-28% of the recommended daily intake of this essential mineral, which activates the B vitamins necessary for metabolism, and together with calcium and vitamin D also helps maintaining healthy bones.
Another unpleasant side effect of the hangover is to squander the amount of B vitamins in the body, with the result of making you feel weak and slightly stunned.
The salmon, being naturally rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, is an excellent source of protein, essential amino acids and vitamin B12.
Probably during a hangover, the idea of eating broccoli attracts like a dental appointment.
But the amount of folic acid (which is another B vitamin gone liquefied in the alcohol) stored with a handful of broccoli allows you to overcome fatigue.
Do not underestimate even the good percentage of dietary fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K, which are contained in this food and that, combined with the natural anti-inflammatory properties, help to fight the stress in your body.
9. Sweet Potatoes
Given that alcohol poisoning has devastating effects on the metabolism of sugar in the blood, to come back on the same glucose levels it’s better to avoid jumping on donuts, rather preferring the unrefined carbohydrates.
In this sense, the sweet potatoes are an excellent choice, because in addition to the good glycemic effects above, also provide dietary fiber, potassium, beta-carotene and B vitamins.
The treasure of essential nutrients needed to combat alcohol intoxication (i.e. calcium, vitamin D and acetylcholine) is in the yolk, then prefer that.
But do not forget even the rest of the egg, as it was calculated that it only takes one to cover 33% of the daily requirement of vitamin B12.
A heavy hangover can reset the body’s stamina, making you feel tired and drained.
Fortunately, science has discovered the utility of nitric oxide that, by increasing blood flow and the ability to use oxygen, helps to maintain the blood pressure at the right level.
And this substance is present in large quantities in the beets, even with a good dose of potassium, vitamin C, fiber and folic acid.
12. Centrifuged Celery
Nausea, vomiting, headache and irritability caused by excessive dehydration and loss of electrolytes and sodium are all hangover symptoms.
But a centrifuge made from celery (or vegetables) can help relieve these hassles, provided of course that you choose it alcohol-free.
13. Black coffee with Lemon Juice
Last but not least: in the case of a strong headache, prepare a long black coffee (always unsweetened) and add the lemon juice.
Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor and the lemon acts as detoxifying the liver.
Of course, in the mouth you will not have the best taste, but against the hangover is guaranteed the best result!
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