Saturday, December 18, 2010
What to eat when hungover
Deelitefulls hangover advice: Its that time of the year again, and here is some advice on how to reduce a hangover ! The obvious one is not to drink - but lets be realistic.
Before going out:
1. The only time we really have an excuse to eat a fatty meal is before drinking as fat digests slowly so helps prevent irritation of stomach and slows absorption of alcohol. Even a glass of milk will help. So rather than having a big fry up the morning after it would be much more beneficial to have it before heading out. Very fatty meals the next morning just put more pressure on your body.
2. Dehydration is the main cause of most of the symptoms of a hangover so drink a pint of water before going to bed and fresh air also helps, so maybe quick walk/stumble ;-) around the garden if you can mange it
The morning after
3. Orange Juice - vitamin c helps speed up metabolism of alcohol by the liver and the fructose will help your sugar slump,
4. Wholemeal toast and eggs- scrambled, poached or boiled - eggs are full of cysteine that helps mop up some of the chemicals that build up in the liver when its processing alcohol.
Ginger tea or ginger sea sickness tablets will help reduce queasiness.
Hair of the dog will just prolong the agony. Best avoided. If you can go back to bed or even better curl up on the couch with your favourite box set. Dx