Want to know how to beat that party hangover, naturally?! We've put together a list of the top superfoods you're really going to want to include in your diet this month to help your body recover post party nights!
TOP 4 SUPERFOODS TO BEAT THAT HANGOVER
CHLORELLA is spirulina's cousin and has been proven to aid liver detoxification and promote the elimination of toxins. Boasting more chlorophyll than any other plant on earth, this superfood is more than just a fad. Containing 19 of the 22 essential amino acids needed by the human body and high levels of complete proteins (up to 60g per 100g) that bond with heavy metals and chemical toxins that can then be eliminated from the brain and nervous system. But more so, the taking of this superfood has been reported to reduce the onset of a hangover by 96%. It's bio-available nutrients make it a perfect whole food multi-vitamin, with 540% of Vitamin D per dose and containing B12 equivalent of a 32 ounce steak!
REISHI is one of the best medicinal mushrooms you can buy, and has been traditionally used as an anti-aging herb due to its ability to significantly improve the efficiency of the immune system. It also contains powerful antioxidants that can offer a mild tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system, making it the perfect antidote to the post Christmas party night fragile feeling.
GINGER has long been associated with natural treatment for nausea. Not only is ginger anti-inflammatory but it also helps to neutralise stomach acid, squashing nausea symptoms. Make a hot drink with grated ginger, lemon (another great natural digestive aid) and a teaspoon of honey to help lift those hangover sugar cravings.
NUTS such as Brazil and Almonds are a great source of magnesium, which is lost through over consumption of alcohol and can increase hangover symptoms. Potassium levels are also lost through drinking alcohol. Both magnesium and potassium are important minerals which help support muscle function, and can cause muscle spasms when levels drop too low.
So swap the post party night binge on crisps and high sugar snacks with one of our favourite smoothie recipes to revive and energise you....
CHILLER CHLORELLA SMOOTHIE
3/4 cup pomegranate juice
1 teaspoon Chlorella Powder
1 cup Almond Milk
Add to blender with ice, if desired, and blend until smooth and creamy
PALEO BANANA ALMOND SMOOTHIE
8.5 oz Coconut Milk (or almond milk)
2 Tbsp Almond Butter
1/8 Tsp Cinnamon
Add to blender with ice, if desired, and blend until smooth and relax and enjoy
GREEN GODDESS CHLORELLA SMOOTHIE
8oz Apple Juice
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 Tbsp Chlorella Powder
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
Add to blender, with ice if desired, and blend until smooth and ready to enjoy