Hangover Foods That Can Make You Feel Better Quickly When Outdoor NI Pubs Reopen

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It’s the weekend many of us have been waiting for, the chance to have a few drinks with friends outdoors while beer gardens open across Northern Ireland.

But when we get back in touch with friends, there is a chance that we might get carried away a little, leading to the dreaded hangover popping up.

With this in mind, we enlisted the help of Sian Baker, Head of Wellbeing Services and registered nutrition therapist at the health and wellness testing company Check My Body Health.

She put together the top 7 foods you should be eating to get rid of that hangover … fast!

  • Dairy – If you are expecting a heavy drinking session, lining your stomach with dairy products like milk or yogurt can help lessen the effects of the alcohol you consume.
  • Water – While this isn’t technically a food, making sure you are adequately hydrated will help relieve the hangover effects. If possible, add some sugar and salt to your water to make your own rehydration drink, replacing not only the lost water but also the sugar and essential salts.
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  • Fish – Protein and fats, like the healthy oils found in oils, stay in the stomach longer, so they are another great food to consume before you drink them. Taking omega-3 and 6 capsules before and after consuming alcohol also helps cover the stomach and replenish fatty acid levels the next morning.

  • spinach – Magnesium is a nutrient that is often depleted during a drinking session. So, foods rich in magnesium like spinach will help replenish your magnesium levels. Spinach also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it makes a great mealtime basis to help overcome your hangover. Try adding it to a morning smoothie as part of a lighter breakfast or even a salad for lunch.

  • Banana – Drinking alcohol can lead to electrolyte imbalances by increasing fluid loss and electrolyte excretion. So if you rebalance your electrolyte levels, you can recover better. Bananas contain a good amount of potassium and so will help boost your levels after a long night of drinking. If bananas aren’t your thing, avocados and other foods high in potassium can make a difference as well.

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  • Pineapple – Nausea is a very common hangover symptom and it’s definitely not fun to fight your way through. However, pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which makes digestion easier and relieves pressure on the liver.

  • Ginger – Eating a bit of ginger is another great way to reduce feelings of nausea. Ginger can reduce inflammation and help calm your stomach. So why not try adding it to a fresh smoothie made with nutritious fruits and vegetables to help rebalance your vitamins and minerals?

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