Healthy Cures For The Modern Day (or Post Races) Hangover
Author: Adam MacDougall Date Posted:5 November 2014
Well, good morning champ, glad to see you recovering (we use that word very lightly at this point). It may still feel too early in the day to indulge in some good reading but we’re here to help!
Hopefully, you left the Races head held high, pocket full of cash and a stomach full of beer. But, in the event that you left only with the last bit, and a lot of it, we’ll make the course of this day a little easier for you with some healthy modern day hangover cures.
Sorry but you must resist the greasy foods as they will not help. Your body is already under siege and making it digest fatty food is the last thing it needs. So first off grab some H2O and then reach for one of these healthier options instead. I promise you that you will thank me tomorrow.
Try some dark green vegetables in a green smoothie. Simple grab some Kale, broccoli, apple,spinach, pear and a dash of lemon. This mean green smoothie will help oxygenate the blood, increase brain function and give you some much needed energy.
Reach for some fruit
Yesterday’s drinking really left your body filled with toxins and a great way to counter-balance the toxins and stop free radicals is with antioxidants. Fruits like pomegranates and berries are a great source of antioxidants and taste great in a Man Shake.
You can never go wrong with an egg. No need to do a Rocky and eat them raw but don't forget fat is not your friend when you are hang over, so no bacon and fried eggs today instead opt for some egg whites. Simple throw them on a bit of bread with some tomato sauce and you have a knockout hangover cure. Egg whites pack a mean punch, packed with protein and 11 essential vitamins you can’t go wrong.
Orange will be your best colour today as Vitamin C converts ethanol to acetaldehyde, which helps get the alcohol out of your body faster so you can get on with your day.
High vitamin C foods include dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas. My favourite is frozen oranges easy to make and refreshing, just cut some oranges up and throw them in the freezer. If you want a Orange juice make your own juice don't buy pre packaged juices as they are full of added sugar and all the fibre has been removed from the orange leaving just sugar which will only make you feel crap.
And finally, get those electrolytes back
A day full of drinking will cause your body to lose electrolytes ultimately resulting in headaches, nausea and fatigue. To thrive, or at least have a fair chance at surviving the next few hours you need potassium. Bananas, spinach and avocado are all great sources of potassium and easy to combine in any meal or smoothie.
If you can't bring yourself to eating then grab some hydrolyte from the chemist.
Hopefully yesterday was a success and you’re not feeling the aftermath too much this morning, but if you are, these are your best bet.