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It’s Hangover Season! Eat Your Way Back to Health

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I wonder just how many hangover “cures” there are out there. There’s the old fashioned “hair of the dog” that says you should take a drink of whatever you were drinking that gave you the hangover. I’m afraid that doesn’t pass the old logic test. There are hundreds more, but according to a recent article on BuzzFeed what you may really need is probably the last thing you feel like doing when you have a hangover. Eat. I know the thought of food is pretty revolting at a time like that (that’s what I’ve heard anyway) but it may be just what you need to get back to “normal.”

People try all sorts of “home remedies for hangovers. Pots of coffee have been consumed with the hope of feeling just a little bit better. Some people go for greasy food to ease their burning stomachs. I’m pretty sure that, if an article came out tomorrow saying that you should go outside and eat some St. Augustine grass and you’ll feel bett4er, we would all try it. Having a hangover calls for some pretty drastic measures. Luckily, we don’t have to resort to such measures. it seems that there are some food out there that can actually help you shake the morning after blahs.

  1. Asparagus- Not a big breakfast food, but it’s worth a try
  2. Caffeine
  3. Advil- I know it’s not a food, but it’s on the list
  4. Cactus -Broiled? Baked? Fried? Who around here knows how to cook cactus?
  5. Bacon sandwich – Now you’re talking
  6. Orange juice
  7. Eggs
  8. Hummus

Now, the article doesn’t go into why these foods work for a hangover, but any port in a storm I always say. Of course, the best cure for a hangover is knowing when you’ve had enough. Easier said than done when you’re throwing back shots at a Christmas party. Still, it’s the best advice I can give.

I remember reading once that, if you know you’re going to be drinking a bit extra for whatever reason, eat a fatty food before you consume. Eat a big steak or a baked potato swimming in butter. Yeah, you may not lose any of those holiday pounds like that, but would you rather deal with a hangover?

 

 

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