10 Foods and Drinks to Cure a Hangover

Did your fun night result in a rough morning? There’s a food or drink for that

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10 Foods and Drinks To Cure a Hangover

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An epic night of drinking often results in a hard-to-handle morning that is more painful than the previous night’s pleasure. Well, hindsight is 20-20, and you can’t undo what you’ve done. But you can alleviate the pain with the right combo of hangover-helping foods

Avocado

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If you’re craving something salty, a few chips and guacamole will help heal your hangover. Drinking depletes the body of necessary potassium, and avocados are rich in it. They are also full of fiber, healthy fats, and B6 vitamins to help get your muscle function back on track and keep sodium at bay.

Bananas

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Bananas are very high in potassium. That’s the good stuff, and you’ll need lots of if you’re battling nausea. Potassium also relieves headache symptoms and replenishes lost minerals.

Coconut Water

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Not only is coconut water super hydrating, it is also packed with potassium — a nutrient that will ease your hangover symptoms. It helps to replace fluids lost during overindulgence in alcohol.

Eggs

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Eggs are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Just one egg will provide you with over 30 percent of your daily value of vitamin B12. They are loaded with cysteine, too, which helps to rid the body of toxins. Plus, eggs are easy to digest and gentle on your morning-after stomach.

Ginger

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Ginger is one of nature’s miracle cures for nausea; it contains anti-inflammatory compounds that will help to reduce acid build-up in your stomach. Make yourself some ginger tea to soothe that sore throat you most likely have from screaming or singing all night.

Green Tea

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Green tea promotes healthy liver function, and your liver needs all the help it can after a big night out. It’s packed with antioxidants and system-stimulating caffeine to help you get on your feet faster.

Salmon

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Too much alcohol can deplete the body of B-complex vitamins. That can result in weakness and lightheadedness — you may not be able to make it off the couch. Replenish those essential vitamins and restock on some protein and fatty acids with some salmon. Add ginger miso dressing and you’ll be delivering a double dose of hangover helper.

Soup

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Soups made from whole veggies like tomatoes, celery, and carrots and with bases like chicken stock are an ideal lunch on hangover days. The sodium in the stock will help you retain the water and nutrients found in vegetables, keeping you hydrated and returning electrolytes to your bloodstream. Too tired to cook? Miso or egg drop soup from your local take-out place will work just fine.

Sports Drinks

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Sports drinks like Gatorade and Vitamin Water (Revive) are full of electrolytes that help balance fluids in your body. You’ll get rehydrated faster and be one step closer to feeling human again.

Whole Fruit

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The naturally occurring fructose in fruit boosts your tired body’s energy levels without forcing it to crash afterward. The fiber also encourages digestion and the elimination of toxins from the body.