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Do you love drinking but avoid it because of the consequences like a hangover and regrettable behavior the following day? Don’t worry, today we have got the list of wholesome real foods, which will help you drink easily while warding off the hangover and keeping regrettable behavior at bay.
Some people are under the impression that eating certain foods before drinking will prevent a hangover because the food "soaks up alcohol" in your stomach. But is that accurate, or just something people tell themselves before getting drunk?
So, what should you eat to hangover-proof your evening? Well, since nobody knows the exact cause of a hangover, it's impossible to say exactly how to prevent one. But in general, heavier foods will take more work for your body to break down, so they may be best. But a "heavy" food doesn't mean one lacking nutrients. You should consider eating nutrient-rich foods and will provide some vitamins.
For example, eggs, meat, fish, and nuts contain protein, zinc, and B vitamins. Or, reach for avocados and bananas, because they contain potassium (which is an important electrolyte), she says.
If you eat foods that also hydrate you (like watermelon, cucumber, tomato, and cantaloupe), it could sort of safeguard you, and prevent dehydration. "If you give your body back the things that it needs and the things that it loses when you drink, you’re going to feel better no matter what," she says.
Ideally, you would eat a gorgeous, nutritious meal before drinking and be invincible all night. Of course, that is not always how life works. If you forgot to eat before drinking, and slices of pizza (or the hors d'oeuvres at the wedding, or whatever is available in your pantry) are calling your name, then eating while you're still intoxicated is going to be better than not eating at all, Dr. Halpern says. But it's better to eat before you start drinking to slow the effects of alcohol.
Just remember to follow this list next time you plan to host or go to a party.
This green pear-shaped fruit is loaded with healthy fats that keep you full for longer as they take time to get digested. Before going out for drinking it is advised to have it so that the desire to drink is lowered keeping you in control and warding off the consequences.
Cereal tends to be fiber-rich, especially ones like grape nuts, that will provide a good buffer for the alcohol, and will slow its absorption. It is recommended to have these mixed with low-fat milk as it is a very healthy option!
Have this chickpea dip with a bunch of raw veggies, which is a sure shot way to get all the macronutrients in the right quantity! Since it is going to load you up with nutrition you are likely to effectively balance the alcohol intake!
This cow’s gift to humanity is an excellent option for an effective pre-game on its own. Alcohol leads to excessive urination, which results in loss of potassium from the body and this is where milk comes in which is extremely rich in this nutrient. Not only this, since it’s made of 90% water, so it tends to keep you hydrated.
Alcohol depletes your body’s vitamin B-12 levels, but salmon has super high levels of the said vitamin along with omega 3’s. These B-vitamins have many physiological functions in the body, that include the promotion of short-term memory and general neurological function, which makes them a great option to eat before you plan to drink
Foods like chicken which are rich in protein take a longer time to digest, which helps in slowing down how fast your blood alcohol level goes up. A chicken sandwich is the premier mix of protein and carbs, to avoid more calories just use the poultry portion that’s about the size of your palm.
This incredible food is not only good for curing the hangover but it is also one of the best foods to eat before you do things that cause you to get one there in the first place. This is because of the presence of essential amino acids in the eggs, which are needed to break down some of the alcohol.
Yogurt is a great snack option before you go out, just top this creamy stuff with a sprinkle of granola and you’ll get all the important macronutrients in one food item: carbs, protein, and fat. The selected food item will digest slowly in more than 4-6 hours which will help in lowering the impact of alcohol intake.
This one is extremely rich in protein and fiber. A high fiber meal that includes quinoa results in slowing down the stomach’s emptying time, which helps ensure that alcohol’s effects don’t sneak up as a surprise.
Alcohol changes your body’s stores of glycogen, a quick energy source stored in the liver. Carbs help your glycogen levels stay full, as well as your stomach. It is suggested that you pre-game yourself with spaghetti (made in lighter sauce like Aglio e olio) to minimize the negative impact of alcohol!
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