Now, coffee can be a tricky one. If you’re feeling nauseous, drinking coffee could make you feel a whole lot worse fairly quickly. But on the other hand, if you’re just drained and exhausted, coffee with some food can perk you up, give you a little boost and make you a little more functional.
Cover your ears from the evil noises being made while blending a smoothie. They will only add to your already pounding head. Thankfully, they are quite easy to make. Not only are they filling but they aid hydration. With the addition of flax seeds and berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries), which are all high in anti-oxidants, they are a wonderfully healthy option to chase away your cursed hangover.
Chicken Noodle Soup
All those bits of carrot, celery, and onion commonly found in chicken noodle soup are a great source of vitamins C and K, as well as other antioxidants and minerals. Not only does this help build a healthy immune system to fight off viruses, it also helps your body recover from illness and hangovers more quickly. With its electrolytes from the broth, and easy-to-digest carbs, the always reliable chicken noodle soup is a great alternative to salty, fast foods. It may not completely cure your hangover, but it’s a delicious way to load up on nutrients and increase hydration.
Not only are eggs ridiculously simple to make, but they are packed full of protein and all this protein is really important for dealing with the alcohol in your system. Try to keep it simple though. Avoid accompanying your eggs with sausages or bacon or any kind of fatty food. Maybe have them with just a slice of toast instead.
Carb-heavy foods like bread, crackers, sandwiches, and pasta are typically easy to digest, which is what your body needs at this point. There is a myth that has been circulating for many a year that greasy foods like tacos, burgers and pizza will help soak up the alcohol. This is just fundamentally wrong. Grease is not soluble in water. However, bread or bagels and things of that nature have a high sodium content, so you're eating something digestible and you're also getting the electrolytes your body needs.
Salmon is what is commonly described as an oily fish with a rich content of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It is also high in anti-oxidants which can combat the inflammation associated with alcohol consumption. When you’re hungover after a lot of drinking, you can appear puffy looking. The salmon will help ease this inflammation as well as being a very healthy food choice.
Potassium, of which bananas are bursting with, is great for battling tiredness or just general weakness and malaise. Bananas, as well as being very tasty, are easy to digest and so are gentle on your stomach. On another note, coconut water is a great option and is high in potassium (and will give you some fluids) as well as orange juice and avocados.
The reason why your mouth is so dry and you are insanely thirsty the morning after a night of heavy drinking is because you are dehydrated and your body is gasping for liquids. Your liver is obviously affected when you consume alcohol, and when you take in some type of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, then that might help because the liver has been too busy dealing with all that alcohol. A great source of these vital amino acids, as well as its high-water content is the watermelon. Other fruits and vegetables that can aid in restoring your amino acids and water include strawberries, cucumbers, cantaloupe, and zucchini.
A recent study found that after a night of drinking, college students desired salty, fatty and overall wicked, totally-bad-for-you foods instead of what they normally would eat. You should avoid being part of this ridiculous gang of fools. There’s a better way. The next time you are out and end up over-indulging, try to have the fore-thought of stocking your shelves with some, or all of the above ingredients. You will be thankful you did the next morning, as the room will stop spinning and your head will stop being a prop from Hellraiser.