The 10 Best Hangover Foods to Help You Feel Better Fast

The best hangover food is the kind that helps you feel like yourself again. With that in mind, here are the top ideas worth trying!

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Avocado Sandwich with Fried Egg - sliced avocado and egg on toasted bread with arugula for healthy breakfast or snack.
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If you’ve ever heard that eating a big breakfast is good for a hangover, there’s a valid reason—especially if that breakfast contains eggs. The amino acids in eggs help your body create glutathione, an antioxidant that is naturally depleted by alcohol consumption.

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Breakfast: oatmeal with bananas, blueberries, chia seeds and almonds.
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If you’re feeling queasy the morning after a night of drinking, starting the day with oats is a great way to soothe your stomach. Oats are high in vitamin B, calcium and magnesium, not to mention easy to digest.

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Combat the dehydrating effects of alcohol by reaching for a banana. This fruit is especially high in the electrolyte potassium and can help counteract those hangover blues. Bonus: Eating a banana will boost your energy.

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Another food rich in potassium? Avocados. Given that the liver tends to bear the brunt of alcohol damage, adding avocados to your hangover breakfast is a smart choice.

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Spinach salad with oranges and sesame seeds


Because heavy drinking depletes the body of folate, consuming foods high in this nutrient can be the key to feeling better. With up to 66 per cent of your daily allowance in one cup, spinach is a great choice. Plus, it’s high in immunity-boosting vitamin C.

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fresh toast with cream cheese
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This might be the world’s best hangover food. The simple carbohydrates in a piece of toast can help with the low blood sugar you may feel after too many drinks. And, if you’re feeling up to it, here’s how to make the perfect piece of toast, according to science.

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Fresh summer grilled watermelon salad with feta cheese, arugula, onions on blue background


Sweet and refreshing, watermelon is a fruit that makes a fast and effective cure for the dehydrating effects of alcohol.

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A glass cup of tea with lemon, mint, ginger and honey on wooden rustic table.
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Ginger Tea with Honey

While, generally speaking, you want to skip diuretics like coffee and tea that can exacerbate dehydration, sipping ginger tea is different. Not only can ginger calm the stomach, but putting a little honey in the tea also gives you some fructose to help metabolize existing alcohol in your system.

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Tomato Juice

Because tomato juice can be comforting to an upset stomach, it’s a great idea alongside your morning meal. Its glucose content can also help your blood sugar get back to normal.

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This food will actually help prevent a hangover. When you’re drinking, snack on nuts instead of junk food. Why? Nuts are high in healthy fats and protein, which can help slow the way your body absorbs its alcohol intake.

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