The Typical hangover symptoms:
Sensitivity to light
Decreased motor skills
These all are caused by changes in body chemistry, including hormones, chemical reactions within the body, and the toxic chemicals in alcohol.
Though no meal or drink can cure a hangover, certain foods are better for refueling than others.
Alcohol is a diuretic,hence it pushes liquids out of the body. Drinking some water before heading to bed can help prevent some painful hangover symptoms, but grabbing the water bottle in the morning doesn’t hurt either.
Sports Drinks, Coconut Water, or Pedialyte
Reach for a Gatorade or similar beverage to restore liquids and electrolytes stat. Coconut water has five of the electrolytes found in human blood, while most sports drinks only have two. Pedialyte is a drink intended for dehydrated children, provides even more,sodium and potassium than Gatorade, for far fewer calories.
Ginger or Peppermint Tea
Studies show that ginger tea may reduce nausea and motion sickness. Peppermint tea (a common morning sickness cure for pregnant ladies) may also ease stomach pain and decrease nausea.
Pour a glass of apple or cranberry juice to kick start the recovery process. The fructose in sweet fruity drinks gives the body some instant energy, and juice also contains vitamins and plenty of water to help rehydrate the body.
This breakfast staple is a brunch all-star for a reason. Eggs are full of amino acids like cysteine and taurine. Taurine boosts liver function and may help prevent liver disease. Cysteine breaks down acetaldehyde, the yucky headache-causing chemical that’s left over when the liver breaks down ethanol.
Bananas, Dates, and Leafy Greens
These brightly colored foods contain potassium, an important electrolyte that is often depleted due to alcohol’s diuretic effect.
Chicken Noodle Soup
It might not be the most conventional hangover food, but a cup o’ noodles can help restock sodium and water levels in the body. Chicken also contains cysteine, which gives the liver a much-needed boost.
Like traditional chicken noodle, miso soup is a great morning-after remedy—the broth rehydrates and restocks sodium levels while the fermented miso can help aid digestion.
A hot bowl of oatmeal has plenty of essential nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Oats can help neutralize acids in the body and raise blood sugar levels, giving you an instant energy boost.