Hey guys, It’s Kannan hope you were doing well. Many people ask me all the time Kannan. What are the best remedies to cure a hangover? So this post is for that folks.
So, as everyone is likely hungover Today after Friday night or tomorrow, let’s talk about some dietary strategies you can implement today to prevent/curing an inevitable hangover.
Studies have shown that oxidative stress is a dominating mediator of a number of the “hangover-like” effects experienced from excessive chronic alcohol consumption (McCarty et al. 2013). Therefore, research has shown that there are dietary strategies for ameliorating the toxic effects of alcohol, in particular the consumption of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory foods such as fruits and vegetables (Li et al. 2014, Maher 2002, Li et al. 2014, Van de Loo et al. 2015).
For example, studies by both Dembitsky et al. (2011) and Kim et al. (2011) have shown that foods such as mangos can be excellent sources of the specific antioxidants required to offer protection against hangovers by decreasing plasma alcohol level after excessive alcohol intake. Due to alcohol often leading to dehydration (Roberts 1963), foods rich in water and electrolytes such as watermelon, berries, coconuts, bananas, etc. are other great food sources to rehydrate after a bender.
Zinc deficiency or altered zinc metabolism frequently observed in heavy alcohol drinkers (Mohammad et al. 2012); thus, foods such as red meat, shellfish, nuts, eggs, and dark chocolate can be great additions to ensure you prevent deficiency. Both Omega 3 & 6 have shown to be effective at reducing alcohol-induced intestinal and liver injury following severe alcohol consumption (Nanji et al. 1989, Ronis et al. 2004), helping to fight inflammation as above.
Alcohol consumption has shown to acutely decrease MPS & mTOR signaling by up to 37% however lessened to 24% when taken with protein (Parr et al. 2014, Steiner et al. 2014) thus any high protein food during/after the consumption of excessive alcohol has the potential to reduce the negative influences experienced on anabolic signaling (good for gains)