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Urgh, had a little too much to drink over Chinese New Year?
Waking up with a hangover is one of the worst feelings in the world. You are hungry, parched and yet overwhelmed by nausea and that throbbing ‘sick in the stomach’ pangs.
What should you eat or drink then? We gathered our team for their proven (and pretty scientifically-sound) remedies.
#1. Frozen Yoghurt with Banana and Honey
Pop by your favourite Froyo joint! The creamy texture of yoghurt is easy on the stomach, and contains protein and carbohydrates that help fight nausea and hunger. Don’t forget to top it up with some bananas and honey.
Banana contains magnesium and potassium that your body naturally depletes after a night of binge-drinking, while honey contains fructose that metabolizes and burns off any residue alcohol in our system that help reduces effects of hangover.
#2. Traditional Singaporean Breakfast: Eggs & Butter or Kaya Toasts
Toxins produced by our bodies after a night of heavy-drinking may well be one of the main attributes for hangover.
Head over to any coffee shops/ kopitiam for a classic Singaporean “set A” – Eggs & Toasts.
Egg contains amino acids such as cysteine and taurine. Cysteine is essential for breaking down toxins while taurine boosts liver functions. Coupled with nutritional carbohydrates in toasts, this breakfast combination is the perfect way to alleviate your churning stomach.
Between kaya and butter toasts, majority of us thinks butter works better.
#3. Teh Halia (Ginger Tea)
Dive into any of the Indian Muslim eating joints found across Singapore and ask for a “teh-halia with extra halia”.
Ginger is known as an effective remedy for an upset stomach, which often is a major component of hangover. It has also been found to reduce motion sickness and nausea.
P.S. Allow the drink to ease the nausea first before you tuck into any prata or biryani.
#4. Ramen with Egg
Craving for a bowl of piping hot soup? A bowl of ramen should do the job.
Ramen encompasses the perfect mix of salts, protein, carbohydrates, and micronutrients that fight a hangover. In addition to all the benefits acquired from the egg, electrolytes and fluid from the broth is also a scientifically viable cure.
#5. Sports Drinks or Coconut Water
Too hungover to even go to a food joint? Just swing by any convenience store for this “antidote”.
Sports drinks are one of the best options to restore liquid and electrolytes that have been depleted from our system after a crazy night out. It also contains sodium and potassium, which are essential salts required to replenish our dehydrated bodies. Coconut water has five of the electrolytes found in human blood, which may be more substantive as compared to the typical sports drinks that only have two.
What are some remedies that work for you? Share with us on the comment section.