It’s not just the opening line of your favorite Moonstar88 song; it’s also two things you feel after a *very* boozy night. The morning after a night out, you’re most likely nahihilo because of the shots you downed and nalilito dahil sa lahat ng kalokohan na ginawa mo last night. Kidding aside, nights out are really fun, what comes after...erm, not so much.
If you’ve ever been hungover before, you’re surely familiar with the hellish things your body goes through. And while we can't (and won't) tell you to stop partying, we can recommend a few hangover cures that'll make the morning after bearable!
Just like your teacher told you in grade school, bananas are rich in potassium, which is one of the nutrients your body loses when you go hard on alcohol. Potassium-rich eats are recommended when your body feels sluggish and tired so you’ll have enough energy to get through the day.
Your head hurts, you feel weak, your mouth is dry—these are the most annoying things you experience when you’re hungover. ICYDK, you feel this way because you’re dehydrated, and your body’s trying to make up for all of the lost fluids. This is why ramen is one of the best things you can eat when you’re feeling queasy after a night of drinks. The soup’s fluid and sodium levels and the noodles’ carb content will help you feel better in no time!
There’s a big chance you don’t want to get out of bed, so you can’t bring yourself to make something for breakfast. This is actually the worst thing you could do when you’re hungover! The symptoms you feel are your body’s way of telling you that it’s tired, and it needs some help breaking down the toxic byproducts of all the booze you drank last night.
That said, this is the perfect time to whip up your favorite breakfast—eggs! These babies are rich in cysteine, an amino acid that helps produce glutathione, which is essential in breaking down the toxins from last night’s drinks. Whether sunny-side up, scrambled, or hard boiled, just gobble up some eggs and you’ll feel better, swear!
Okay, so maybe you *really* don’t have the energy to cook something. If you need a quick fix, reach for some biscuits. It contains carbohydrates that can quickly increase your blood sugar without making you feel more queasy. Take note: Some crackers are loaded with preservatives, so as much as possible, try to get your hands on healthier options, like whole wheat biscuits.
Yes, this is the perfect excuse to feast on some samgyupsal. LOL, kidding! Most meats are packed with protein, which can help your body recover from the most hellish hangover—it helps flush out the toxins built up in your liver. If you’re on a diet, opt for dishes made with chicken breasts as these are low in calories but still high in protein!
Here’s another carbohydrate-rich food option! This hangover food contains complex carbs that gradually supply sugar to your bloodstream. One study has proven that eating food filled with complex carbs rather than simple sugars after a night out can lead to a generally more pleasant mood. Plus, it can help you feel stronger and less fatigued.
As mentioned earlier, your body becomes *severely* dehydrated after a wild night out. The best way to replenish your lost bodily fluids? Chug some water!
Opinions are mixed when it comes to drinking a cup of joe when you’re hungover. Some studies say it can help, but others state that too much caffeine can worsen your headache. If you really have no choice and you need to wake yourself up, then go ahead and fix yourself a cup—it will give you a much-needed energy boost!
What NOT to eat: Greasy food
I know, it’s very tempting to order from your favorite fast food chain when you’re hungover. Unfortunately, it’s not a good idea because of two main reasons: It could make you feel more sluggish, and the grease can irritate your sensitive stomach.
But you know what, chowing down on some greasy grub (like pizza, tacos, and burgers) before a night out can help prevent a hangover. Oily and fatty foods can help slow down the absorption of alcohol in your bloodstream! The more you know, huh.
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