Along with nausea and headache caused by dehydration, hangovers bring on cravings for fatty and greasy food! All the sugar from alcohol and mixers causes low blood sugar the next morning and so you wake up in the morning craving for calorie-dense food, like fat and carbohydrates!
Follow me here to help you overcome your hangover cravings with these healthy substitutions and start feeling better in no time at all! 🙂
Ginger is the perfect food to help settle your stomach and relieve nausea. Try adding some grated ginger to hot water for a ginger tea or snacking on ginger biscuits for a stomach-soothing treat.
Bananas are packed with potassium and magnesium, the top 2 minerals often depleted in our bodies when alcohol is consumed. A lack of potassium in the body can lead to nausea, weakness and tiredness, so stocking up on bananas can help reduce these classic hangover symptoms.
Pineapple slices are loaded with Bromelain (digestive enzymes naturally found in the stems of pineapples) which is a quick cure for hangover! Do not drink the juice but rather have it as fresh slices!
Not only does alcohol deplete your body of nutrients, it can also lead to low blood sugar levels, which may leave you feeling weak and shaky.
To counteract this, try snacking on Watermelon, which is not only high in fructose but is also water-rich to boost hydration. On top of this, watermelon is high in many essential nutrients, including vitamin C, B-vitamins, vitamin A and magnesium.
Eggs are a popular hangover breakfast!! Eggs are extremely rich in protein, which helps raise mood-boosting serotonin levels as well as helping to reduce nausea.
If you want potato chips! Try to choose light chips or do your own at home! Use the spray oil as it is zero in calories, zero in fat and cholesterol with the same taste! That means you are getting less Sodium and more Potassium with each bite!
If you want a coke! Try to have a fruity water or room temperature water with some orange slices inside! It will satisfy your cravings and will keep you hydrated without the extra sugar and unneeded calories!
If you want pasta and heavy cheese! Control your cravings by choosing plain boiled pasta with some Parmesan cheese on top! That’s much less that you would take from other kinds! You can also choose a tomato sauce for it! Stay away from the white sauce as it adds up a lot of fat and empty calories!!
If you want a big juicy burger! Try a salmon burger or grilled chicken one but skip the cheese and sauces! The patty already contain the fat, so go for grilled veggies like onions and mushrooms as fillers! 🙂
Dont’t forget to keep your body hydrated by drinking so much water!! Avoid tea and coffee as they will cause more dehydration!