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Need Help After A Big Night out? Here Are 20+ Best and Worst Food To Cure Hangover!

Need Help After A Big Night out? Here Are 20+ Best and Worst Food To Cure Hangover!

No one likes a miserable morning after having a couple of drinks the previous night. The effects of overindulgence could be discomforting. However science has come to our aid again since there are certain foods that can make you feel better and cure your hangover. Here are 20+ best and worst food to cure hangover.

Chicken noodles soup

    You may not have heard this but a good cup of noodles can restock the water and sodium levels in the body. Of course chicken would give the liver a much-needed boost since it contains cysteine.

    Nuts

      Nuts like walnuts and almonds could slow the absorption of alcohol and stop a hangover , they do have fats and protein that could keep those nasty next morning symptoms of a hangover at bay.

      Cucumbers

        When you munch on cucumbers, you are eating what is filled with sodium, a hangover-fighting electrolyte that could reduce the effect of alcohol.

        Oats

          Oatmeal has relevant nutrients like iron, magnesium and calcium. All these add to the neutralizing power of oats against a hangover. Oats raise your blood sugar levels and offer you an instant energy boost.

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          Miso soup

            A Japanese food like traditional chicken noodle could be a great remedy for your hangover as it both restocks your sodium levels and rehydrates you.

            Eggs

              Eggs has cysteine and taurine, amino acids that boosts liver function and breaks down the yucky headache-causing chemical after the liver breaks down ethanol.

              Soy protein shake

                This meal breaks down the toxins left behind by alcohol since it has Cysteine in it.

                Bananas

                  Bananas have vitamin B6 and are rich in potassium. During urination, potassium is lost, however eating bananas help you retain this lost mineral.

                  Crackers

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                    Ignore those crackers that are loaded with preservatives, however crackers can raise blood sugar and increase your energy level after a hangover.

                    Water-melon

                      Not only does this hydrate you, watermelon boost blood circulation. Watermelon is loaded with L-citruline, magnesium and potassium which detoxes the liver and helps you regain energy.

                      Blueberries

                        When your immune system is compromised, blueberries have the ability to boost the immune system and make you feel a lot better after a hangover.

                        Spinach

                          The character Popeye must have reasons for taking these vegetables to gain strength. Popeye has sulfur, vitamin C and sulfur to ward off symptoms from hangover.

                          Tomatoes

                            The juice in tomatoes makes it rich in vitamin C and glutathione as well which counteracts the toxins in your body when you have a hangover.

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                            Gherkins

                              Gherkins are rich in minerals and nutrients like manganese, iron, potassium and calcium. You can get over a hangover by replenishing the depleted minerals in the body eating a few gherkins.

                              Wholegrain bread

                                Wholegrains possess the vitamins to help detoxify and allow the liver heal your body.

                                Beans

                                  Beans is a source of folic acid and fibre, this added to its protein would help the body recover from a hangover.

                                  Asparagus

                                    Popular amongst models and celebs for flattening the tummy, this food would stop your drink-induced coma because of its antioxidant and amino acid.

                                    Apple

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                                      The antioxidants, fruits, minerals and sugar like magnesium that is contained in apple helps your body go through its natural detoxification process. Apples help fix a hangover on an empty stomach.

                                      Carrot

                                        Carrot is another fruit with detoxifying vitamins and minerals that could cure your hangover.

                                        Mushrooms

                                          Mushrooms have a hangover-curing action that could enable you with the vitamins and liver you need in the detoxifying process. Mushrooms have selenium in it which has antioxidant abilities.

                                          Like in every transaction buying these products will certainly give you a worth for your money when you have to deal with a hangover.

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                                          Last Updated on October 16, 2018

                                          The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

                                          The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

                                          It’s well past midnight and you’ve got to get up in less than six hours. You toss and turn all night. Before you know it, another hour passes by and you start panicking.

                                          If I don’t get to sleep in the next 30 minutes, I’m going to be exhausted tomorrow!”

                                          One thing is for sure, you’re not alone. Over 70M+ Americans have stated that they don’t get the proper sleep they need at night.[1] So what could possibly be causing this insomnia epidemic?

                                          Throughout my entrepreneurial journey of building my language learning company, I have experimented and researched dozens of best sleep practices. Some have flopped but a few have dramatically improved the quality of my life and work.

                                          In this article, I’ll look into the reason why you’re sleep deprived and how to sleep through the night tonight.

                                          Why you can’t sleep through the night

                                          The first step to improving anything is getting to the bottom of the root problem. Different studies have shown the reasons why most people cannot sleep well at night.[2] Here are the main ones that the average person faces:

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                                          Stress

                                          If you’ve ever stayed up at night worrying about something, know that it’s a major sleep inhibitor. When you’re feeling stress, your mind and body becomes more activated, making it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even when you do manage to sleep, it won’t be deep enough to help you feel rested the next day.

                                          Exposure to blue light before sleep time

                                          We’re exposed to harmful blue light on a daily basis through the use of our digital screens. If you’ve never heard of blue light, it’s part of the visible light spectrum that suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormones. Other harmful effects include digital eye strains and macular cellular damage.

                                          While daytime exposure to blue light is not very harmful, night time exposure tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime. By keeping your brain alert and suppressing melatonin, your mind is unable to shut down and relax before bedtime.

                                          Eating close to bedtime

                                          Eating too late can actually be an issue for many people, especially those who are older than 40. The reason is, eating before laying down increases the chances of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus.

                                          Another reason not to eat too late is sleep quality. Even if you manage to sleep right after eating, it’s likely that you’ll wake up tired. Instead of letting your body rest during sleep, it has to digest the food that was entered before bedtime.

                                          Rule of thumb: eat 3-4 hours before bedtime.

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                                          Medical conditions

                                          In some cases, it could be medical conditions that cause your sleep problems. If you can’t relate yourself to the above reasons or any of these common sleep problem causes, you should visit the doctor.

                                          The vicious sleep cycle

                                          The biggest danger to repeating the bad habits mentioned above is the negative cycle that it can take you through. A bad night’s sleep can affect not only your energy but your willpower and decision making skills.

                                          Here’s an example of a bad sleep pattern:

                                          You get a bad night’s sleep
                                          –> You feel tired and stressful throughout the day.
                                          –> You compensate it with unhealthy habits (for example junk food, skipping exercises, watching Netflix etc.)
                                          –> You can’t sleep well (again) the next night.

                                            You can imagine what could happen if this cycle repeats over a longer period of time.

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                                            How to sleep better (throughout the night)

                                            To help you break the vicious cycle and stop waking up in the middle of the night, I’ll explain to you a list of actionable steps to solve your trouble staying asleep.

                                            1. Take control over the last 90 minutes of your night

                                            What you do (or don’t do) before bedtime have significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Many times, it can be the difference between staying up until 4am and sleeping like a baby.

                                            Here are a few suggestions:

                                            • Go from light to dark – Darkness stimulates production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Turn off unused light around the house, and think about investing into warm light that you can use in the bedroom before bedtime.
                                            • Avoid screens (or wear blue light blocking glasses) – Keep the bedroom a technology-free zone as the light from electronic devices can disturb your sleep. If you need to work, wear blue light blocking glasses (also known as computer glasses) throughout or before you sleep to prevent sleep disruption.
                                            • Find an activity that helps you to wind down  This could be anything that calms you down, and reduces thinking (especially unnecessary stress). Fir example, listening to soothing/good feel music, taking a hot bath, reading or meditating.
                                            • Keep any electronics you have on the other side of the room or outside the room – One of the most harmful things that can disrupt your sleep is the notifications you get from your smartphones. The simplest way to avoid this is to keep it away from you.
                                            • Create a bedtime routine – A night routine is a couple of things you do prior to going to bed. By doing these things every night, you’ll have a more restful and high-quality sleep. Learn how to pick up a night routine here: The Ultimate Night Routine Guide to Sleep Better and Wake Up Productive

                                            2. Eat the right nutrients (and avoid the wrong ones)

                                            What you eat (not just when we eat) plays a critical role in your sleep quality. If you’re ever in doubt of what to eat to improve your sleep, take the following into consideration:

                                            • Kiwi – This green fruit may be the ultimate pre-bed snack. When volunteers ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the hay, they slept almost a full extra hour. Kiwis are full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate—all of which may help you snooze.
                                            • Soy foods – Foods made with soy such as tofu, miso and edamame, are rich in isoflavones. These compounds increase the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
                                            • Fiber-rich foods – Eating more fiber could be key for better sleep. Eating fiber was associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—the more you eat, the better you sleep—per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Fiber prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melatonin. Get a fiber boost from beans, artichokes, bran cereal and quinoa.
                                            • Salmon – Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna boost vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin— a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

                                            3. Adjust your sleep temperature

                                            Once you’ve gone through the first 2 recommendations, the last step to experiment with is temperature. According to Sleep.org, the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 Farenheit. This may be cooler than what most people are used to, but keep in mind that our body temperature changes once we fall asleep.

                                            Rule of thumb: sleeping in cooler temperature is better for sleep quality than warmer temperature.

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                                            Find out how to maintain the optimal temperature to sleep better here: How to Sleep Faster with the Best Temperature

                                            Sleep better form now on

                                            Congrats on making it to the end of this guide on sleep. If you’re serious about taking the necessary steps in improving your sleep, remember to take it one step at a time.

                                            I recommend trying just one of the steps mentioned such as taking a hot bath, blocking out blue light at night, or sleeping in cooler temperature. From there, see how it impacts your sleep quality and you can keep doing what works, and throw away what doesn’t.

                                            As long as you follow these steps cautiously and diligently, I know you’ll see improved results in your sleep!

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