If you’re planning on getting dressed up and going out with the girls for a few drinks this weekend, make sure you’re fueling yourself properly beforehand. I hardly go out anymore, but the older I get, the shittier I feel after a night on the town. You may think loading up on greasy food is your best bet to avoid waking up with a nasty headache, but that isn’t actually the case. Actually, the foods that you should be filling yourself with before a night of drinking are good for you.
So, before you drink, fill yourself with foods from this list!
This is my absolute favourite, so I’m happy it makes the list. Hummus is filled with B vitamins, which alcohol kills. It also has amino acids, which will help you not wake up with a hangover! Bonus tip: eat this delicious dip with raw veggies instead of bread, and you’ll get macronutrients, which will give you energy.
Salmon contains more B12 than beef. Alcohol burns your body’s B12, which is why you may not always remember everything from your night of drinking. B12 helps with your short-term memory and cognitive functions. So, if you eat salmon before you drink, you won’t suffer from memory loss!
Alcohol can make your sugar levels spike and crash, but chicken actually keeps your sugar levels steady. If you have chicken before you start drinking, you won’t get shaky because the nutrients will keep your body’s sugar steady. Also, the protein in the chicken will slow down how quickly your blood alcohol level rises.
Eating Asian pears or drinking pear juice before you start drinking reduces the effect of alcohol by 20 percent according to The Telegraph. This is because pears flush the alcohol from your body quickly, and help lower your blood alcohol level. So, do some shots of pear juice before heading out!
Eating pickles before you go out and before you go to bed proves very beneficial. Pickles are filled with electrolytes. Consuming alcohol destroys electrolytes within our body, causing dizziness and headaches. So drink some pickle juice or eat some pickles either the night of or the morning after, and restore those electrolytes!
Pick something from this list to eat before you drink. Trust me, your body will be thanking you in the morning. It’s also crucial to drink water throughout the night as well, so try having a glass of water between drinks to stay hydrated. So the next time you drink, try the right mix the mix of food and water to ensure you’ll wake up feeling okay!