Around this time of the year, things start to get a little crazy. Everybody starts pulling out their college paraphenallia, and in an attempt to relive our glory days, when we return to our respective schools for homecoming…we act an ass. We do stuff most of us haven’t done in years, and as a result, our bodies hate us. Instead of being able to drink all night, wake up, and do it again, our bodies now need a recovery period. And even though I don’t think we’ll ever be able to bounce back like we did in undergrad, here are some foods that I think you ought to know about to help you get over that damned hangover.
Me at Howard’s Homecoming
Whew! What a day/night! LOL Well my homecoming has come and gone, but if yours is around the corner, here are 10 foods that people like you and me should eat after a long night of partying. Via Thrillist-
Heavy drinking can deplete the mineral potassium and cause muscle spasms, dizziness and weakness. Avocado to the rescue! It counteracts all of those nasty side effects.
2.Ginger Lemon Herbal Tea–
Ginger fights nausea and the Vitamin C from the lemons will go a long way!
Beans are pull of magnesium, and that is something the body craves after heavy drinking. Signs of magnesium deficiency are irregular heartbeats, anxiety and cramps.
Alcohol can deplete the body of the B-complex vitamins, causing you to feel weak and lightheaded. Rich in EPA and DHA fatty acids, salmon is an excellent source of protein.
Because coconut water fixes everything. Personally, I don’t think it tastes as good as people try to make it seem, but I’m sure it tastes a hell of a lot better than the shots you took the night before.
You can never go wrong with veggies, right? Broccoli is rich in folate (folic acid), another B vitamin depleted by heavy drinking.
Yum! Since being intoxicated can be a doozy on blood sugar metabolism, it’s super important that you consume unrefined carbohydrates, like sweet potatoes. Unrefined carbs contain a long chain of sugar molecules that the liver gradually breaks down, preventing a spike in blood sugar.
Eggs are packed with calcium, vitamin D, and brain-boosting acetylcholine.
Ok. Ok. Not the most exciting food to eat when hungover, but beets definitely have all the things a hungover person needs. Oxygen to the brain for starters. Nitric oxide increases blood flow and oxygen efficiency, and helps maintain healthy blood pressure. Beets also contain potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and folate.
10.A green smoothie– Who doesn’t love these?
Ok folks! I hope this helps you out a little. Now get out and there, grab a drink, and have some fun! And oh yea, please drink responsibly.