Hangover Helper

3 Feb


Attention ladies and gentleman: Step away from the Egg McMuffin.

I repeat, step away from the Egg McMuffin.

Happy Superbowl Monday guys.  I know, I know. You’re miserable and wishing you had a personal assistant to pick you up some Chinese take out for breakfast. Look, I totally get it, but a big greasy breakfast and a Frappacino are only going to throw you into the next ring of hell (trust). Instead, try one of these maybe not as appetizing but far more effective strategies.

Or, let’s be honest, try all of them.

For the filler: Eggs + Fruit

According to Men’s Fitness, eggs are an easily digested food that’s gentle on your stomach, and are packed with protein. Plus thanks to their large amounts of cysteine, “eggs help mop up alcohol’s leftover toxins,” says Tammy Lakatos Shames, R.D., author of The Secret To Skinny. Why the fruit? The fructose will naturally boost energy, and helps speed up the rate at which your body gets rid of the toxins.

For the stomach: Ginger

Ginger is an extremely effective and time-honored natural remedy for nausea. I’m all for ginger juice shots, but if that sounds a little too harsh this morning, take ginger capsules or brew ginger tea by cutting a 10-12 slices of fresh ginger root and boiling them in 4 cups of water for about ten minutes. Remove the root and add the juice of half a lemon and honey.

For the pounding head: Tiger Balm

I don’t know why it took me so long to try this for headaches, but it’s the-bomb-dot-com. Skip the painkillers (their side effects are intensified by the leftover alcohol in your system) and rub a little of this natural cure on your temples, the back of the neck, or on the bridge of the nose.

For the dehydrationRaw Coconut Water

Most likely, the biggest reason for your crappy hangover is your dehydration. Those Michelob Ultra Lights may be lower in calories than a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale, but they strip your body of precious H2O, causing the suckfest you’re undoubtedly dealing with if you’re reading this. Skip the added sugary neon blue sports drink and grab one of these (<- hands down my favorite maker of coconut water…seriously…I really didn’t like the stuff until I tried this). They’re higher in electrolytes than sports drinks and low in calories and sugar.

For the shakes: Go Bananas

I’m not sure how to express with without being crass, so I guess I’ll just go for it. Being drunk = lots of peeing = lost potassium, which is why your muscles hurt and why you might feel shaky. One banana should provide enough potassium to make you feel a little more human.

Anyway, good luck darlings. PS: A little extra concealer and some bright lipstick might help too.


Here’s to Tuesday!



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