NN DAY 6 – SPEAR A HANGOVER

If there is one thing that I truly hate… it is being hungover. I used to be the type of girl who could chug vodka from a bottle (yes i have a dark side buried deep below the surface from my younger years – don’t we all?) and I would NEVER get hungover or be sick the next day. Probably because I regrettably vomited it all out that night, but anyway… and then things changed as I got older and BOOM. Now any more than just two wines with dinner and I cant help but wake up feeling seedy.

So – how would you feel knowing there was a healthy hangover cure that doesn’t involve sugary drinks like Powerade, Sprite and Mizone to get you moving? The answer is simple. Get some asparagus spears on your plate. Yep asparagus… which conveniently makes a delicious breakfast side so you are in luck. Ask for a side of grilled asparagus with that greasy bacon and egg dish and it will make you feel oh so much better.

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According to Korean scientists, asparagus contains compounds that can alleviate hangover pain. The amino acids and minerals in the green spears can relieve the toxic effect that excess drinking has on the liver by speeding up the metabolism of alcohol. Asparagus also has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic properties.

If all else fails remember the feeling you are experiencing and maybe just don’t drink as much next time!!

What to eat before a night out on the town?? Baked beans and avocado on grainy toast and a glass of apple juice. Oh and a large spoonful or two of probiotic Greek/natural yoghurt. Why? Well the beans, avocado and grains release energy slowly to prevent hunger and a fall in blood sugar levels caused by alcohol. The apple juice helps you stay hydrated and contains vitamin C which is often depleted by heavy drinking. They are also both good sources of zinc and vitamin A which are vital for a healthy immune system and are depleted by too much alcohol. Probiotic yoghurt counteracts morning-after bowel problems caused by binge drinking. GOODLUCK!!!!

K

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