Author: Adam MacDougall   Date Posted:31 December 2014 

If you missed my segment on Weekend Today this week here’s 6 foods to help prevent – or hopefully minimize the effect of NYE and unfortunately the dirty kebab at 2am is not the answer! So what is?


  1. EAT - you’ve heard it before but never drink on an empty stomach so have a decent size feed before you drink. Food breaks down alcohol and leaves fewer toxins in the body. A weird one but eating asparagus before drinking has been proven to help break down alcohol thanks to special enzymes found in aspargus!
  2. PRICKLY PEAR TEA – research shows people who drink this tea before a drinking session experience 50% fewer hangover symptoms
  3. THINK CLEAR – stay hydrated when drinking by drinking water in between your grog. As one 250ml glass of wine will expel 1000ml of fluid from your body. So that’s 4 times more fluid lost from drinking alcohol. Also clear alcoholic drinks like vodka and gin are better then red wine, whisky and bourbon as they are lower in fermented byproducts leaving less toxins.
  4. So the next day you’ve woken up worse for wear don’t go for sports drinks full of preservatives and sugar that make your hangover worse – best drink = PLAIN COCONUT WATER! Its full of electrolytes to get your body going again
  5. For breaky – go eggs on toast as eggs contain amino acids that will breakdown and mop up the alcohol toxins. And weirdly BURN YOUR TOAST – burnt toast is proven to aid a hangover as it contains carbon and removes impurities from the blood that alcohol leaves behind. In fact a carbon slurpee is used to treat alcohol poisoning.
  6. Lastly you can’t go past a good PROTEIN SMOOTHIE to get rid of the dreaded hangover! THE MAN SHAKE is perfect to help your hangover as its high in protein to restore your amino acid levels and help your body repair. Add a banana as this helps restore your potassium and muscle function, and a tablespoon of honey full of antioxidants and fructose to help flush the remaining toxins out of your liver.


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! And check out the full story at http://video.news.ninemsn.com.au/?uuid=3962526428001