5 Healthy Things to Eat After a Big Night Out
All of us have experienced a night out when seemly everything was done in excess: We danced in excess, we ate in excess, we might have even had a glass or two more of wine than we traditionally do. And while that evening may have been loaded with fun and good memories, sometimes the feeling that we have the next day (or two) is enough to make us have just a few regrets.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though. True, it is smart to try and do things in moderation but if you happen to have experienced a night where you didn’t make that a top priority, we have a list of five healthy things that you can eat to help you get back to feeling like your old self again.
Fresh fruit smoothies. You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and honestly, no matter how you feel after a big night out, that is a proven fact. We understand why a hearty breakfast with eggs, bacon and toast may not be what you’d like, but at least try making a fresh fruit smoothie. It’s quick, it’s easy and while the fruit provides your body with lots of vitamins and minerals, by adding a bit of yogurt, you can curb the cortisol in your system; this will help you to not accumulate belly fat.
Leafy green vegetables. If you had a heavy dinner, you also may not want to eat much come lunchtime, so opt for a fresh salad made with spinach, kale or romaine lettuce. The fiber will help to cleanse your system and the potassium will keep your kidneys in top condition.
Lemon water. If you’re looking for something that will help to detoxify your system in a fairly rapid way, lemon water is what you’re looking for. Water is an awesome way to purify your body and with a couple of lemon slices in it, the Vitamin C will also help to remove toxins as well as burn fat.
Season with ginger or garlic. Did you know that there are actual seasonings that you can put on foods that will help to keep the free radicals inside of your body at bay? Two of them are ginger and garlic. As an added bonus, ginger helps to relieve any nausea that you might feel and garlic is a wonderful natural antioxidant. Honestly, it’s hard to get too much of either one of these during this time.
Nuts, granola or protein bars. If you would prefer to do a bit of light snacking, don’t go for candy or potato chips. Nuts are a healthy source of monounsaturated fat, granola assist in lowering your cholesterol levels and the awesome thing about snack bars like Chocolite Protein Bars is that they help to boost up your immune system. So, as you’re easing back into the idea of having another full course meal, snacking on some almonds or peanuts, eating a bit of trail mix or taking a couple of proteins bars with you on your errands will help to get your digestive system right back on track.