For most of us New Year’s Eve means having a few drinks to toast the arrival of 2015. We’ve rounded up some of the best hangover busting foods to help with the post-party recovery! .Tried and tested by the Sporteluxe team of course.
Scrambled, poached or sunny side-up whichever which way you like them eggs are a surefire way to blitz that hangover. They are packed full of protein and an amino acid called cysteine, which supports the liver and helps fight toxins caused by alcohol.
Bananas are loaded up with potassium and magnesium, two minerals that may need topping up if you’ve had a big drinking session. A lack of these minerals may lead to nausea, muscle cramps, headaches and fatigue. Bananas are also high in natural antacids and fructose to help reduce those stomach grumbles and boost your energy levels. Goes to show that bananas are truly the power fruit for hangovers.
Due to the diuretic nature of alcohol you are sure to be dehydrated, this is what causes most symptoms associated with a hangover. Therefore, downing a glass or two of coconut water is not a bad idea. Coconut water is bouncing with electrolytes, antioxidants and a small amount of fructose which will set you back on the path to hydration and help blitz that hangover.
Tomatoes are a must when faced with a hangover. The vitamin C and fructose found in tomatoes boosts immunity and helps you metabolise alcohol faster. Better yet, they contain an antioxidant called glutathione, which helps fight alcohol induced toxins that may be harmful to the body. Turns out it might not be such a bad idea to reach for that Bloody Mary, just make it a non-alcoholic one!