Banish Your Bank Holiday Hangover- the healthy way.

If you’re going to be having a drink over this long weekend, don’t let it completely ruin your health kick! Here are a couple of tricks to help cure that hangover without reaching for the junk food, fry up or fizzy pop!

 

Fruit Juice

Drink plenty of it! Hangovers occur due to a toxic chemical called ethanol (basically the actual alcohol in our drinks), which works in the body as a diuretic, making us visit the bathroom a little more often and hence, become dehydrated. I won’t lie, water is the best way to rehydrate but stomaching water the morning after the big night out is sometimes easier said than done. You should be able to drink the fruit juice no problem and at the same time will be topping up vital vitamins.

 

Coconut Water

Coconut water is amazing for rehydration. This is also a great one to drink after a workout too.

 

Bananas & Kiwi

Both are a great source of Potassium, which we loose from our body when drinking. Not a big fan of fruit? Baked Potatoes are also high in Potassium and should fill you up enough not to need to order that takeaway!

 

Eggs & Tomatoes

Try eating boiled egg with either grilled tomato or tomato juice, instead of the usual big fry up. Eggs are full of amino acids that can help to break down acetaldehyde, which is the headache causing chemical left over when your body breaks down ethanol. Tomatoes contain fructose and Vitamin C. Both of which help to give the liver that little boost that it needs.

 

Oats

A superfood full of essential nutrients! Eat a hot bowl of oatmeal to neutralise acids in the body and increase blood sugar levels.

 

Sleep

Let your body repair to the maximum by having a nice long sleep. Need I say more…

 

Happy Bank Holiday! x

 

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