Nothing makes you regret a night of drinking more than the hangover you wake up with the next day.
Need some tips on how to feel better in a flash? Electrolytes such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium are essential. So if you wake up feeling the pain of all the fun you had the night before, get ready to eat your way out of the dreaded morning-after with these electrolyte-replenishing foods.
Did you know that drinking alcohol not only dehydrates you but also depletes your body's potassium levels? This is why you feel non-functional when you have a hangover. If you don't have a Gatorade on hand, another way to get your potassium levels back up after a night of libations is eating potassium-rich foods like bananas.
for our easy potassium-packed Banana Matcha Smoothie Bowl.
Potassium is essential in regulating the the body's hydration and sodium levels after consuming alcohol. Along with bananas, another way to get your much-needed potassium fix is by eating avocado. In addition to being rich in potassium, avocados are also full of fibre, healthy fats, and Vitamin B6, which makes them the perfect healthy hangover snack.
for our Top 10 Creamy Avocado Recipes.
Aspirin and ibuprofen have proven themselves helpful when getting rid of that pounding hangover headache. But if you are looking for a natural solution, try ginger - it's known to combat pain and inflammation with magnesium, zinc, and chromium, as well as help settle stomach upset.
to relieve hangover symptoms with our comforting Carrot Ginger Soup with Roasted Almond Topping.
Eating watermelon can be an easy and tasty way to get rid of a lingering hangover. Since alcohol is dehydrating and watermelon is made up of 90% water, it only makes sense that choosing this fruit to snack on will help cure a hangover by providing a much-needed hydration boost.
to try our delicious Watermelon Arugula Salad.
Lastly, prevent that hangover before it even happens. Did you know that having dairy after consuming alcohol can help you avoid waking up feeling so awful? When the body metabolizes alcohol we lose a lot of essential nutrients. Having dairy before bed can help replace those nutrients, such as zinc and calcium. Some forms of dairy (milk in particular) also contain a protein called casein, which can counteract alcohol's effects and help attain a good night sleep.
to try our Strawberry Basil Milkshake if a simple glass of milk doesn't quite hit the spot.