After a night of drinking much more than we should (taking into account that, for our health, the best amount of alcohol is none), we are very likely going to experience that unpleasant phenomenon that is a hangover. And unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to get rid of it.
However, we can do some things to try to reduce its intensity or, at least, that it passes us before. For example, certain foods can help ease digestive symptoms.
It is highly recommended to drink fluids on a daily basis, but there is no standard measure and it depends on each person. On average, a minimum intake of 1.5 to 2 liters per day is recommended.It is highly recommended to drink fluids on a daily basis, but there is no standard measure and it depends on each person. On average, a minimum intake of 1.5 to 2 liters per day is recommended.Pixabay / wuny
It may come as a surprise, but perhaps the first thing that can help with a hangover on a general level is drinking water. And is that a good part of the symptoms are due to dehydration caused by excessive alcohol consumption, so tackling this aspect is a good strategy.
In a similar way, solutions with electrolytes and mineral salts, such as isotonic drinks or whey, can fulfill a similar function, only by replenishing these elements as well.
- Soups and broths
Because it is healthy and tasty, a vegetable broth should be a classic on our menu.Because it is healthy and tasty, a vegetable broth should be a classic on our menu.HEB
The broth works in our body in a similar way to isotonic drinks, since it rehydrates us while providing various nutrients such as protein, sodium or potassium.
Some options are vegetable, meat and chicken broths, to which we can also add carbohydrates such as pasta and rice or minced ham, easily digestible even under the irritation that alcohol causes in the stomach.
Although it seems surprising, it is completely true because human cells share a lot of functions that are also done by those of the banana. With chimpanzees, for example, it is 95%.BananasPixabay / TheDigitalArtist
Banana is especially rich in potassium, which is lost in large quantities when we overindulge in alcohol, and it also contains a lot of fiber, which is ideal for tackling gastrointestinal symptoms.
Although it is not the same as veal, in the case of eggs you also need more than a hundred liters, specifically 135 per unit.EggsPixabay / Couleur
Eggs, especially boiled or soft-boiled, are an easily digestible source of cysteine, an essential amino acid for the production of the antioxidant glutathione. This substance, in turn, is what the human body uses to break down many of the toxic by-products of alcohol metabolism.
Alcohol considerably reduces our levels of vitamins B6 and B12, so some foods rich in these micronutrients, such as salmon, can help restore balance to our body.