Top 5 foods to cure a hangover

Last updated 05:00 01/01/2014

COOK UP A CURE: Bacon, eggs and tomatoes can work wonders on your morning after blues.

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Feeling a little dusty this morning? These pantry essentials will get you back on your feet in no time.

1. Bacon and eggs

A bacon and egg roll sounds really good right about now, doesn't it? Well there's no reason why you can't eat this much-loved breakfast. Not only is it the ultimate comfort meal but it's a good source of protein, and eggs are a toxin destroyer - pow, pow. Oh, and throw in some fresh or cooked tomatoes for a hit of lycopene - it's a great antioxidant for the blood, heart, prostate as well as being a stress reliever. Buy some lean cut bacon and keep in the freezer and make sure you're stocked up on eggs before your big night out.

2. Bananas

Bananas are the super food of all superfoods. They're kind to the stomach and full of potassium, which is great if you're staring down at last night's drinks. Why not jazz it up with some pancakes to help soak up all the nastiness.

3. Water with citrus

Going straight for a can of Coke or a sport drink seems like the obvious choice for a hangover. But if you keep some mineral water and citrus fruits on-hand, they'll be just as satisfying, and put you back on track way quicker than any sugary soft drink.

4. Honey

Now this is your sugar fix. Okay, so it's not chocolate, but it contains fructose which has the ability to burn away alcohol faster. Which means you'll be on the road to recovery quicker and will hopefully deter you from scoffing down a tub of ice cream.

5. Pasta

There's no harm in chowing down on some white pasta after a big night out, but it's best to pair it with some veges and protein to provide extra nutritional benefits. A great idea for a next day carb hit? Black bean pasta. It's full of nutritional ingredients and lower in calories than your typical white pasta.

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