If food is medicine, then certainly there must be some foods that can help combat hangovers. Our top 5 hangover-busting foods are all superfoods that promote health so you can get out of bed and back to life after a night out.
While you might not crave a leafy green after a night out, kale and other brassica vegetables contain high levels of sulfur which support liver detoxification, triggering it to remove free radicals and other toxic chemicals.
A large factor in hangover symptoms stem from alcohol being a diuretic and forcing liquids out of the body causing dehydration. Consuming chia seeds before drinking slows the absorption of alcohol into blood stream as they expand to up to ten times their size in your stomach and soak up moisture. Additionally, chia seeds help to keep the body hydrated before and after consuming alcohol.
Speaking of hydration, coconut water is an extremely hydrating liquid. It contains five types of electrolytes found in the blood stream, making it a natural way to rehydrate and combat headaches.
These superfoods are packed with protein and magnesium. Protein helps to metabolize alcohol while magnesium helps to stabilise cell membranes and prevent overexcitability of nerve cells which will calm pounding headaches. (We recommend them in convenient bar form.)
Packed with essential nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Oats can help neutralize acids in the body and raise blood sugar levels, giving you a boost of energy too.