Maybe you had one (or four) too many last night and you need to not feel like crap today. Don’t lose hope! Just eat these awesome foods and get your recovery on.
Next time you stumble into your favorite Sunday brunch spot, make sure you order eggs with your meal. Eggs are packed with hardworking amino acids like cysteine and taurine. Taurine boosts liver function and may actually help prevent liver disease. Cysteine breaks down acetaldehyde, the super evil chemical that leaves you with a killer headache after the liver finally breaks down the ethanol from all those drinks you had last night.
Your mind might not make the jump to Japanese food when you wake up with a hangover, but traditional miso soup is a great morning-after remedy. The broth rehydrates and restocks sodium levels while the fermented miso can help aid digestion. Plus, Asian fusion brunches are a big thing right now.
Chicken Noodle Soup
The duct tape of the food world, chicken noodle soup simply cures everything. It might not be the most conventional hangover food, but a cup o' noodles or store brand can of soup can help restock sodium and water levels in the body. Chicken also contains cysteine, which give the liver a much-needed boost.
Oats are a superfood for a reason. When you’re feeling less than perfect on Sunday morning, try a hot bowl of oatmeal. Oatmeal has lots of essential nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Plus oats can help neutralize acids in the body and raise blood sugar levels, bringing you back from the dead (so to speak).
Bananas contain potassium, an important electrolyte that is often depleted due to alcohol’s diuretic effect. You can even make a smoothie with yogurt, bananas and leafy greens for the ultimate potassium packed, hangover fighting cocktail.