One too many and paying for it in a bad way? Although we don’t encourage excessive drinking here at the Student Housing Guide (of course), we’ve all been there before. So fear not, dear hungover friends, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 hangover busting foods and drinks. Thank us later.
The main reason why hangovers are so terrible is because your body is hugely dehydrated. This (obviously) means that water is vital. Whether you’re one of those people that think downing a glass before bed cures all or you’d rather drown your hungover sorrows in it the next day, just make sure you get your two litres in.
A night of drinking numerous units over the recommended allowance means your body has lost a lot of important minerals. This is why bananas are considered such a great hangover cure; they’re absolutely bursting with potassium and provide a good kick of healthy energy to get you out of bed or off the settee.
If too much booze has left you feeling a bit queasy, ginger is great for settling your tummy. Chewing on a piece of ginger is a bit mad, so try a little ginger tea or some ginger biscuits. Your stomach will thank you.
Whether you take ‘em scrambled, fried, or boiled, eggs are a brilliant hangover-curing breakfast. Packed with protein, eggs help raise mood-boosting serotonin levels as well as helping to reduce hangover nausea. On top of this, eggs are rich in an amino acid called cystine, which helps fight against the alcohol-induced toxins that contribute to your hangover. That’s science, that.
And if all else fails, you can sit in a dark room until it stops spinning and you feel half human again. Recommended accompaniments: Netflix, crisps and enough blankets to make a fort.
*This is not actually scientifically proven, but it’s certainly worked for us a few times.