Hi there lovelies!
How are you feeling after all that green beer and celebrating Saint Patrick? Are you wishing there was something you could do to ease your hangover? Here are a few great ideas to get your body back up to par and flushing out the toxins of yesterday
Among the major hangover culprits, dehydration is the front runner. You’re probably already dehydrated before you take that first shot, so alcohol merely compounds that effect. Throw some lemon in that water to help your liver detoxify and drink up.
Studies show magnesium can relieve various kinds of headaches. Often depleted by alcohol use, magnesium-rich foods and supplements may help you avoid headaches. Consider a magnesium-rich Epsom salt bath to melt away some of those throbbing hangover feelings.
3. Coconut water
Among its many roles, dietary protein helps balance blood sugar and protects your immune system. Without sufficient protein, your liver can’t detoxify, which means a longer hangover. If the thought of food makes you want to vomit, try making yourself a protein rich smoothie with antioxidant foods like berries, ground flax, and kale or spinach.
5. Sulfur-rich foods
This mineral plays a big role in detoxification, and your liver could use all the help it can get after a heavy night’s drinking. Eggs, garlic, onions, and cruciferous veggies are among your best sulfur-rich foods. An omelet would be perfect!
Alcohol impairs sleep, and even though you likely crashed pretty late, you’re completely awake five hours later. Sleep deprivation only exacerbates a hangover’s misery, so aim for at least eight hours’ sleep after you’ve had a liquid night out. If you wake up before 8 hours time, trying following some of the above suggestions (at least #1) and then go back to bed!
7. Alkalizing green drink
One of the easiest and simplest things you can do is to start your day with something that is alkaline, detoxifying, nourishing, easy to digest, and easy to make. Here’s a good hangover cure combo you could try:
Cucumbers and lemons promote alkalinity in the body, avocado provides healthy fats, proteins and fibers, frozen mangoes gives beta-carotene, as well as bringing some natural sweetness and creaminess to the smoothie. Coconut oil is extremely nourishing and will help to balance blood sugar, just as cinnamon will, and the banana’s potassium help to re balance your electrolytes. Ginger helps to reduce motion sickness and inflammation in the gut. Hemp seeds bring essential fatty acids and many B-vitamins – which are drained as our liver processes all the alcohol. Unprocessed sea salt will add extra minerals and trace elements to the smoothie, and the greens will help to alkalize and detoxify the body even more, as well as provide quality vitamins and minerals.
- ½ a banana
- ½ cup filtered water
- ½ small cucumber
- ½ avocado
- juice of ½ lemon
- ½ cup frozen mangoes
- 1 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil
- Small knob of ginger
- Pinch cinnamon
- Pinch Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
- Big handful of spinach (or kale)
- Hemp seeds
Cheers to your health! 🙂