Now that the party is over you are feeling the pain. You probably don’t want to even read this introductory paragraph, so don’t and just skip ahead to the list. If you are still reading, you probably have forgotten to drink a few glasses of water before bed then your head is probably killing you. Skip the pain relievers because they will damage your liver more. Here are some foods that you might have in your kitchen already that will help make you feel better.
Let’s start with the liquids:
Water, obviously, but once you are done with drinking water you might want something else.
Coconut works because of the potassium in it. It will replenish your body and help you hydrate. Which in turn will help with your headache. It has more potassium than a banana, or sports drink.
Green juices help refuel your electrolytes. They will help give you the right amount of sodium that you need. Especially ones with veggies that have high water content like celery.
Sports Drinks, or Pedialyte
A drink like Gatorade will help with electrolytes and sugar that you need. Pedialyte, has more sodium and potassium than Gatorade.
Ginger or Peppermint Tea
Ginger tea reduces nausea, it also has anti-inflammatory properties and peppermint tea will help soothe your tummy.
Will give you that boost you need to get along with your day it also has the same effect as pain relievers like Advil or aspirin which will help with your headache and not hurt your liver.
Now for food:
Eggs contain a variety of nutrients that you need like B12, calcium and Vitamin D. They also have amino acids like cysteine and taurine. Taurine boosts liver function and may help prevent liver disease. Cysteine breaks down acetaldehyde, which is what causes headaches.
Bananas, Dates, and Leafy Greens
Bananas, dates and leafy greens all contain potassium, which is an electrolyte that you need replenished after a long night of partying.
Chicken also contains cysteine, which give the liver a little cleanse after drinking because of the ethanol.
Miso soup helps rehydrates sodium levels while the fermented miso can help aid digestion.
Avocados help refuel essential electrolytes that maintains cellular fluid homeostasis which lead muscle spasms, dizziness, and weakness, Avocados counteract that. They are also filled with fiber, B6, carotenoids, and heart-healthy fats, and as an added bonus, enables neuromuscular function, proper heart function, muscle contraction, and keeps sodium at bay.
Oatmeal has essential nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Oatmeal helps neutralize acids in the body and raise blood sugar levels, giving you an instant energy boost.
Will give you an energy boost and also give you the sugar you might be craving after a night out of drinking.
Your body needs magnesium after a heavy night of drinking. If you have muscle spasms, cramps, anxiety, and irregular heartbeats are some signs of a deficiency. All you need to eat is a small bean burrito or if you want to know exactly how much beans to eat it’s about a cups worth.
Alcohol can deplete the body of the B-complex vitamins, causing you to feel weak and light-headed. Rich in EPA and DHA fatty acids, salmon is an excellent source of biological protein that contains all essential amino acids and vitamin B12.
If you are craving a carb this is a healthy one. This will satisfy your craving. Sweet potatoes are also an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium, beta-carotene, and B vitamins.
Beets contain nitric oxide which will help you motivated throughout the day. Nitric oxide increases blood flow and oxygen efficiency, and helps maintain healthy blood pressure.
Now go take a nap and sleep it off.