40 Tasty Dishes to “Cure” Your Hangover This Summer

Luxury wine and food hamper retailer Virginia Hayward collaborated with various nutrition and dietician experts to discover the best dishes and ingredients to choose if you are nursing a hangover, as well as noting any specific to avoid.

Associated with either decreased hangover intensity, refuelling the body, or replenishing energy levels, the following nutrients were noted as ones to choose when suffering with a hangover: electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium); antioxidants; healthy fats; vitamin B6; Tryptophan; carbohydrates; caffeine; and fluids. The following ingredients were also specifically noted: fresh fruit and vegetables; ginger; and lots of water.

With these nutrients and ingredients in mind, the experts suggested 40 tasty dishes to “cure” your hangover this summer, including:
Breakfast / brunch
1) smashed avocado on toasted brown bread with a poached egg
2) wholegrain toast with nut butter and sliced banana
3) whole-grain muffins with poached eggs
4) porridge with fruit and a dollop of nut butter
5) oats with almond milk, chia seeds blueberries and honey
6) muesli yogurt bowl with a chopped banana
7) blueberries and banana French toast
8) mushrooms with cheese on toast
9) smoked salmon with whole meal bread
10) shakshuka
Lunch / dinner
11) jacket potato with tuna and green leafy vegetables
12) sweet potato with baked beans and spinach
13) Bouillon soup (vegetables soup)
14) brown rice with poached salmon and spring greens
15) tofu with brown rice, peas, and peanuts
16) rice salad with peas topped with cashews
17) bulgur wheat salad with halloumi
18) wholegrain pasta with vegetable sauce
19) wholemeal spaghetti Bolognese with red and green peppers
20) lentil lasagne with vegetables
21) stir fry tofu with a combination of vegetables like broccoli and sweetcorn
22) chickpea and spinach curry with brown rice
23) mild vegetable curry with brown rice or wholegrain naan
24) homemade chicken fajitas with tomato salsa and guacamole
25) chicken ramen or pho
26) smoked paprika and chickpea stew
27) red lentil dhal
28) hummus with vegetable sticks
29) wholegrain crackers or brown bread with nut butter
30) a handful of nuts
31) apple slices with nut butter
32) banana dipped in melted dark chocolate topped with finely chopped nuts
33) homemade sugar free granola bars
34) sugar free wholewheat banana bread
35) Virgin Mary
36) smoothie with spinach, banana, milk, peanut butter, and ice
37) iced coffee
38) ginger tea with lemon and honey
39) glass of milk
40) fruit juice
Alex Walker, Marketing Manager at Virginia Hayward, commented:

“When stage 4 of lockdown restrictions finally end, many will be hitting the clubs, bars, and restaurants to celebrate. For those who take the boozing too far, we hope that these ‘cure’ ideas will help ease the morning after.

“It’s worth remembering that drinks that contain congeners, such as whiskey, red wine, and brandy, are more likely to give you a hangover than drinks that are more ethanol, like vodka and gin, so also keep this in mind when placing your order. Be sure to drink in moderation, alternate alcoholic drinks with water, and take care of yourself this summer!

“If you’re feeling a little fragile the next day, focus on having light meals and increase your water intake. When it comes to foods to avoid on a hangover, greasy, spicy, and high fat foods can further irritate the lining of your stomach, so -no matter how tempting- it is worth giving these a miss”.

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