Have you had a wild night out that resulted in a painful morning after? We've all been there – unexpectedly staggering home shoeless at 3am on a Monday morning with a splitting headache, growling tummy, and a realisation that you need to report to work in a few hours.Unfortunately, there's no way to turn back time and avoid those last few drinks. But there are some foods you can eat that will help you kick those hangover symptoms to the curb. We've gathered a range of hangover cures and bare necessities to help you work through the pain and gain limited sympathy from your colleagues.
What you'll need to eat will depend on your taste and the amount of alcohol you consumed. Here are some hangover food ideas to get you started:
Carbs are a crucial part of curing a hangover, and you can easily find toast in most office kitchens. They provide necessary energy to fuel your hungover mind and body. Our favourites are a simple toasted cheese sandwich or smashed avocado on toast for a healthier option. However, if you’re a Londoner who can't afford avocado because it will prevent you from buying a house, we recommend trying banana and honey toast as a replacement!
If you're a coffee lover, just go for it. Drinking coffee with breakfast will supplement your energy intake. Just keep in mind that caffeine dehydrates your body, so don’t forget to also drink plenty of water.
Bacon and eggs are a perfect greasy hangover dish. The combination of fat and protein is not only tasty, but also essential for recovering your stamina to survive the working week after a fun weekend. Containing amino acids and other nutrients, eggs are great for helping liver function – which you’ll probably need after your night out! Add a couple of hash browns as a side and you’ll be ready to take on the day!
Who doesn't love pizza? It's a great option for lunch with an abundance of toppings to choose from. Plus, you can continue getting carbs throughout the workday to help get you through.Pepperoni, classic margarita, veggie - whatever you’re craving, a slice or two of pizza never fails to satisfy.
5. Carbs are important for hangover recovery, but why not add some fresh fruit to your hungover eats? Eating regularly throughout the day is a vital hangover cure, so why not grab an apple or a handful of berries to keep you going?
Fruit juice is like the ultimate hangover elixir. It's great any time of the day and can be enjoyed on its own or with a main meal. Not only does it help regulate your blood sugar levels, but it's also a typical hangover cure. So, hand over that glass of orange juice and let the healing powers ofVitamin C work their magic!
Okay, let's be real. Sometimes, fruit just won't cut it. If you're craving something a little more indulgent, go for it! Treat yourself to some guilty pleasure like cakes, chocolates, or your favourite munchies.
Coconut water is packed with good sugars, antioxidants, and electrolytes that can rehydrate you and return you to the land of the living. As well as being one of the best hangover cures out there, it also has a bunch of other benefits. It can improve digestion, rev up your metabolism, prevent infections, and even give your skin a boost after a night of partying. If you're not a fan of the taste, try adding it to a smoothie with some fresh fruit. It's a win-win!
Trying to convince your coworkers that you've just come down with a cold? Chicken noodle soup is the perfect hangover cure! With its high sodium and electrolyte content, it can help increase hydration. Plus, it's packed with good carbs and maybe some veggies and protein so makes for a balanced meal. So grab a warm bowl of comforting soup and let its healing powers do their thing.
Feeling a little worse for wear after that wild night? Salmon to the rescue! It's loaded with antioxidants that can combat inflammation and give you a much-needed boost. Why not grab some sashimi with fresh salmon and dunk it in some salty soy sauce? Don't forget to add a side of miso soup to replenish your hydration and help digestion. Now that's a delicious way to recover from a night out!
And not to forget ...
Before you even think about food, reach for a glass of water to wash away that regret. Alcohol dehydrates you like crazy, and your body starts drawing hydration from other sources like your brain (hence the pounding headache). So it's crucial to replenish those water levels to feel better. Water is one of the best natural pain relievers, especially after a night of drinking, so keep a bottle or glass handy at your desk and drink up throughout the day to replenish your body.
A combination of these hangover cures should do the trick. Stay hydrated, keep those energy levels up, and you'll have all you need to survive until 5. But hey, if you're keen to avoid the blinding sun and can't bear the thought of more human interaction, we've got you covered! You can easily order catering to your office online from Feedr. Just get in touch with our friendly and sympathetic team of foodies, and we'll make sure your day gets a little bit brighter with some delicious eats!