There’s nothing worse than waking up after a night of partying to find yourself stricken with a killer hangover. Different people swear by different foods to cure hangover, but often they are extremely unhealthy choices like grease, bacon, hamburgers, etc. Compiled here is a list of tried and true healthy foods that help alleviate the symptoms of hangovers.
In addition to these healthy foods, you should also drink plenty of water.
Because bananas are rich in antioxidants and fiber as well as potassium, they are a great choice for hangovers. The potassium especially helps reinvigorate the body, as potassium is often depleted when drinking.
Yogurt is a great cure for hangovers. It is rich in potassium, similar to bananas, as well as protein and probiotics. All of these components work together to fight hangovers.
Crackers help raise low blood sugar, and are easy on upset stomachs. Drizzle the crackers with a healthy sweetener like honey for a bigger energy boost. Be sure to opt for crackers free from preservatives or other harmful ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, monosodium glutamate and BPA.
Oats are another great choice to cure hangovers. Even just a bowl will fill you with several essential nutrients and vitamins like calcium, magnesium, iron and Vitamin B.
#5: Fruit juice
Juice is a great way to refuel after a long night. Choose a juice that is 100% juice, but stay away from citrus like orange juice. Citrus juices can irritate your stomach more, making the hangover last even longer. The juice is high in Vitamin C and other nutrients and will raise your blood sugar level which helps you feel better faster.
#6: Coconut Water
Coconut water is full of electrolytes and nutrients that help fuel the body and alleviate hangover symptoms. Stay away from other sugary energy drinks, even if they do have nutrients, because extra sugar can prolong hangovers.
#7: Leafy greens
Many greens are high in potassium making them a great choice when dealing with a hangover. In addition to the potassium, greens have many other nutrients and are very healthy.
Healthy nuts like almonds and walnuts are great due to their natural sodium content and protein as well as the many nutrients they provide. Opt for unsalted nuts though, too much sodium can upset the stomach. Almonds are the best choice as they are the most nutrient dense nut in the world.
Blueberries are a superfood rich in antioxidants and many other nutrients. A compound called pterostilbene that is found in blueberries also is known to boost the immune system which is good when it’s weakened after a night of drinking.
Watermelon is full of water, which helps rehydrate your body. Watermelon is also high in potassium, magnesium and L-citrulline, an amino acid which stimulates blood circulation.