Healthy Hangover Cures that Actually Work

Healthy Hangover Cures that Actually Work

by Lydia Lohshini on Mar 6, 2017
Why you should care

Having a rough morning from a killer night? Step away from the greasy food and try healthier substitutes.

It’s the festive season, so we know not to tell you to stay away from alcohol, but we encourage responsible and safe drinking. Having a big meal beforehand and drinking water to keep hydrated throughout will help with the next morning’s hangover.

However, If you do end up with a gut wrenching, head throbbing hangover, here are some tried and tested remedies that will even cure regret.

1 Egg-cellent Choice

eggs on toastEggs are good for your tummy. Not only are they easy to prepare, but they’re also an easily digestible food for the morning after. Eggs contain a large amount of cysteine, a protein that helps the body dispel leftover toxins from alcohol.

The egg yolk is known to contain essential nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D and acetylcholine which will help your body recover from that daze.

2 Go, Go With Coco

We know you’ve heard of this one and there’s a good reason why coconut water is a go-to for hangovers. Since it’s dehydration from heavy drinking that makes us feel miserable the next day, coconuts are a good cure because they  re-hydrate you. Besides being extremely hydrating, it also contains a high amount of potassium, helping with muscle and brain functioning while maintaining fluid balance.

This is a great substitute for those who have a hard time replenishing with copious amounts of drinking water.

3 Keep it Fresh with Fruit

fresh fruits bowlIf you’re feeling lethargic and need a boost, fruits can do the trick. Fructose, a sugar that is found in fruit raises energy levels while speeding up the process of toxin removal. So ignore your cravings for a bowl of curry laksa and grab a fruit instead. Your body will be able to break down and absorb the remnants of last night’s alcohol faster using the fibre found in your fruit.

4 Of-fish-cially Good for You

After a night of drinking like a fish, eating salmon will restore the B-complex vitamins in your body that depleted with alcohol consumption. Less than 30g of salmon can provide you with more than half of your daily recommended vitamin B12 portion, along with amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids.

The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements claimed that salmon not only keeps nerve and body cells healthy, it also keeps you from feeling tired and weak with boost that vitamin B12 provides.

5 Tea-riffic Booster

tea hangover cureTea  is packed with antioxidants that repair the liver.

  • Green tea: Provides a dose of caffeine that will wake you up.
  • Lavender tea: Helps with nausea as it calms your stomach.
  • Lemon tea: Gives you a good dose of vitamin C and potassium.
  • Peppermint tea: Is a digestive aid that relieves bloating and an uneasy stomach while detoxifying your gut..
  • Chamomile tea: Soothes a throbbing stomach and bloating.
Why you should care

Having a rough morning from a killer night? Step away from the greasy food and try healthier substitutes.

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