Another pitcher of sangria during happy hour? Sure! One more margarita? Why not?! These all seem like great ideas… until the morning after, when the nausea sets in and the pounding headache just won’t stop. Before you “promise never to drink again, ever”, consider this: we can help fight that hangover. It’s true! Certain foods, drinks (not Pedialyte), fruits, and veggies can help replenish all those essential vitamins and minerals the tequila washed away. Read on for what to load up on to help get rid of that killer hangover. And maybe next time, try some water in between the micheladas.
Scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, or sunny side up - eggs will help fight that hangover. Eggs are filled with cysteine, which can break down acetaldehyde (a chemical that causes headaches). So whip up a midnight breakfast when you get home or start your day an two or three… or four eggs and goodbye headache.
Drink the pain away, a healthy away, Make a smoothie with yogurt, bananas, and leafy greens. All of these ingredients are packed with potassium, an electrolyte that gets depleted (and causes dehydration) when you drink one too many tequila shots. The increase in potassium should relieve some of those nasty hangover symptoms.
Watermelon (and really any fruit or veggie with a high water content) will keep you hydrated and refreshed after a long night of drinking. Watermelon is also filled with magnesium, potassium, and L-citrulline, an amino acid that aids blood circulation. It will help your body process toxins and detox your liver, so you can recover from your hangover faster.
Guava is loaded with vitamin C (in fact, it has more vitamin C than any other fruit!) and when your body is trying to flush out all those toxins the next morning, guava can help. Like watermelon, it can help your body process the alcohol in your system and kickstart that detox.
Ginger and peppermint tea are perfect for a summer hangover (go iced if it’s sultry outside). Both ginger and peppermint can help sooth upset stomachs and fight nausea – just make sure you go with all natural, organic versions. Better yet, make it at home with fresh ginger and a bit of honey.