Did you know the three beans on an Espresso Martini represent health, wealth, and happiness? The Après Hours lifestyle means that you can work hard and enjoy life while still making your health a priority. We get asked all the time how to achieve this balance, which is why we would like to introduce you Jillian Turpin. She is a driven woman, a health enthusiast, enjoys drinking a good Espresso Martini (don't we all?), AND fully embodies what it means to have a balanced lifestyle. So we will let Jill take it from here as she is giving you her secret to fighting a hangover so you, too, can live a life of health, wealth, and happiness.
Hello, Jill here! 👋
I believe real change starts with you and your habits, beliefs, and thoughts. You don't have to be hard on yourself and beat yourself up about boozin' it up the night before. By adding the right tools to your toolbox, you can say goodbye to your Sunday scaries and massive hangovers.
Introducing my seven favorite hangover-fighting foods that will work with you to nourish your body the next day:
- Bananas - Bananas are high in potassium which will help your body replenish the loss of electrolytes from the night before. One medium banana contains 12% of the daily value of this nutrient.
- Eggs - Eggs are rich in cysteine (an amino acid that your body uses to produce the antioxidant glutathione). Eating foods high in cysteine, like eggs, is a great way to increase glutathione in your body and possibly improve hangover symptoms.
- Watermelon - Watermelon is 92% water. It also contains a nutrient called L-citrulline, known to increase blood flow. The high water content will also rehydrate you.
- Spinach - Spinach is high in folate, an essential nutrient that may be diminished during your night out. Eating spinach can help you maintain adequate folate levels after drinking alcohol. One cup of cooked spinach provides 66% of the daily value.
- Avocado - Another potassium-rich food is avocado. Research shows that avocado contains compounds that protect against liver injury. Since drinking a little more than intended can take a toll on your liver, eating avocados may be more beneficial for hangovers than you think. (Guacamole anymore?)
- Oatmeal - Oatmeal contains complex carbohydrates that release sugar into the bloodstream at a slow and steady pace. Opting for a bowl of oatmeal after a night of heavy drinking can help with hangover-related anxiety (A.K.A. - the dreaded Sunday scaries), fatigue, or low blood sugar.
- Ginger - Extensive research has shown that ginger is an effective remedy to treat nausea. You can eat it by itself, throw it into smoothies, or enjoy ginger tea instead of coffee the next morning. This makes it a possible treatment option for those who suffer from upset stomachs associated with hangovers.
And a little reminder to stay hydrated & drink lots of water. Now, let's go sip on Espresso Martini's - the Après Hours lifestyle way.
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