Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Five foods that fight a hangover

Hi ladies,
I hope that you are having a nice holiday season.  I know there are lots of celebrations between Christmas, Chanukah and New Year's Eve.   Have fun but please party sensibly this holiday season.  Drink and eat in moderation.  No good comes from drinking too much.  It is really unhealthy to do so.  
With that being said here are some helpful tips for a hangover. (which I hope you do not get!!!)





1. Chicken noodle soup
Always a healer.  You need the fluid because you are dehydrated.  Chicken soup has sodium and when you have a hangover your electrolytes(which includes sodium) are depleted.  If you don't like soup then start drinking gatorade.  I'd rather  the soup!



                                                                    

2. Salmon
Salmon contains B6 and omega-3s.  These nutrients may help alleviate some of your hangover discomforts.  Such an important food for just staying healthy!



3. Fruit
 It was once said that fructose, a simple sugar found in fruit, clears alcohol faster from your body.  This was actually never proven but if fruit makes you feel better than eat it anyway.  I know that when I don't feel well I love to eat a cold orange and cold apples.  For some reason this make me feel better.




4. Gingerbread cookies
One of the main ingredients in gingerbread cookies is ginger, which is a root that helps ease gastric problems.  Studies have found that ginger is effective in easing the symptoms of stomach pain and nausea.





                                                        
5. Any liquid without caffeine
Soup, water and caffeine-free teas and drinks are important to reverse dehydration, which causes headaches.



                                    

     

                                                                          

6. Cold cereal
  Alcohol reduces the intestinal absorption of dietary folate.  The cereal might not make you feel better the next morning but it does contain folic acid, a man-made form of folate which is important for keeping yourself healthy.

Do you have any hangover tips?  (Remember, have fun but be safe!)


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