We all know what you did last night, you made some bad decisions that you want to pretend never happened.
Having a rough hangover is something that we wouldn’t wish upon our worst enemies, and always makes you reconsider if last night was all really worth it. Thankfully, there are ways to alleviate feeling like a zombie the entire day. Try any of these seven foods that will comfort your upset tummy and help cure a hangover in a hurry.
Avocado - Let’s just be honest with ourselves, we can’t get enough of avocado toast. Ever. This superfood will counteract the loss of mineral potassium that leads to dizziness and muscle spasms. It is also full of fiber, B6 vitamin and heart-healthy fats that will get you back on track.
Bananas are great at replacing potassium and other lost electrolytes due to alcohol’s diuretic effect. Blend them into your smoothie or make these extremely easy breakfast banana muffins that requires zero skill and minimal effort.
This classic Middle Eastern breakfast dish is more than just eggciting, but also spicy, hearty and cheap. Eggs are rich in amino acids such as cystine, which helps fight against the alcohol-induced toxins that contribute to your hangover.
#SpoonTip: Maslow's Shakshuka is pretty bangin' and being able to order take-out makes it even better for these kinds of mornings.
No, it doesn't mean French fries dripping with grease. Healthy starchy food like sweet potatoes will help you to reduce the nausea and break down alcohol in your liver. Additionally it is a source of complex carbohydrates, which will mean a slow release of energy to help you through your challenging day. Now all you need is to get out of bed and toast these babies up.
#SpoonTip: Serve it warm with any toppings of choice such as peanut butter and jelly or even some smashed avocado? (Oh Yes).
To counteract your last night's drinking with something healthier - start off your day with a green smoothie and blend in some spinach there. It made Popeye strong to the finish and it will do the same for you. Moreover, spinach is full of Vitamin C that accelerates your liver’s ability to help rid of the toxins quickly.
Foods to avoid
While a burger and fries may be your go-to hangover remedy, we’re sorry to say that fatty indulgences didn’t make the list. The greasy stuff you are craving won't necessarily “line your stomach” per se, but will make you feel heavy and will only add to the gastrointestinal problem you might have by irritating the stomach.
As tempting as it may be, avoid coffee for further dehydration. A green tea, matcha, or an antioxidant-filled drink can benefit you so much more. Although make sure that vegetable or fruity morning cocktail, aka smoothie, is made preferably without alcohol - hair of the dog is a myth! So drinking more alcohol to get rid of a hangover unfortunately won't work.