On today’s episode I’m sharing the 26 best hangover foods.
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I’m very excited about today’s topic, I’m discussing the 26 best hangover foods.
So as a Live Leaner, you live a balanced life.
It’s ok to enjoy the occasional 1-2 drinks and celebrate a night out with friends.
However, one of the “drawbacks” of Living Lean is that since our bodies are well oiled healthy machines, we don’t process alcohol very well.
In other words, just a few more drinks than the typical social 1-2 drinks can lead to bad hangovers.
I remember during my partying days, I could hit up a house party for pre-drinks, then hit up the clubs, then come home at 4am and wake up the next day fine.
Now if I go out for a few social drinks and come home by 1am, the next morning I’m usually feeling the symptoms of a hangover.
On previous episodes of Live Lean TV I’ve talked about the health risks of hangovers, I’ve shared my hangover detox workout, as well as my hangover cure recipe. So make sure you check out those linked episodes.
Remember, it’s important to eat a good meal before the festivities start because with a full stomach, the alcohol will start breaking down before your body absorbs it, rather than hitting your bloodstream fast.
Skip the tylenol because the foods I’ll be sharing are high in the necessary amino acids, vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants to help the body recover from the stress and speed up the elimination of the alcohol from your system.
So without further ado, lets jump into the…
#1. Asparagus: Try eating asparagus for dinner before your night out, as well as the next day, as it has been shown to help improve enzyme production to breakdown alcohol and lower the nasty hangover effects.
#3. Brussel Sprouts
#6. Collard Greens
#8. Tomato Juice
Vegetables are very hydrating and filled with vitamins and minerals to help out your poor liver after a night of boozing.
Fruits are high in antioxidants and the fructose can help increase the metabolism of the alcohol.
#15. Kim Chi
#17. Pickled Vegetables
These foods are high in probiotics which can help increase the rate at which the body gets rid of the toxins. You could also take a probiotic supplement before and after drinking.
Good source of amino acids and b vitamins to help replenish and break down toxins.
#20. Green Tea
Both are loaded with antioxidants which helps protect the liver and increase recovery. The caffeine also helps.
When you’re hungover, you’re severely dehydrated. Drink lots of water, typically 0.7 oz per pound of body weight. Add some alkalizing lemon or lime juice to help your liver. You could also make your own lemon tea. Squeeze ½ a lemon in a tea cup. Then boil the lemon peels in a cup of water (or more) for 10 mins. Add the water to the lemon juice and add in some raw honey or stevia for sweetness if needed.
#26. Coconut Water
Great natural source of electrolytes to help replenish your depleted body. Mix it with water and drink before you go to bed and as soon as you wake up.
To avoid nasty hangovers your best solution is moderation. 1-2 celebratory drinks and you should be fine. I prefer clear liquors like vodka mixed with water and lemon or lime. And don’t forget to get in a workout. Yeah as crazy as it sounds, one way to eliminate the toxins is to sweat them out.
Just because you don’t feel like it…being hungover doesn’t give you a free ticket to skip your workout. I’ve included a link to a good, sweaty hangover detox workout that you can do at home.
Once you finish your workout, throw in some epsom salts into a warm bath and relax. The epsom salts are important because the magnesium in them can be absorbed by the body which can become depleted of magnesium when drinking.
Also consider supplementing with a magnesium supplement.
And there you have it Live Lean Nation, thank you so much for tuning in today. Hopefully you’ve gained a lot of positive insights during this episode. Make sure you head over to the shownotes at the LiveLeanTV blog for my hangover cure smoothie and my hangover detox workout, and be sure to share this episodes with your friends. I’m sure they can use this information to improve their health and wellbeing.
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