The Ultimate Hangover Menu: Rawsome Eats Chef Nina Kauder Tells Us How to Get Rid of a NYE Hangover
chad_k via Flickr Creative Commons Don't you dare underestimate the power of the lemon to cure your booze-fueled ails.
Is everything too loud this morning? If you partied so hard on New Year's Eve that your hair hurts, you need to act fast to ensure New Year's Day isn't spent shriveled in a ball on the couch. Clean Plate Charlie has been searching high and low this week to find as many tips and tricks as possible to help readers battle the dreaded hangover. (See links below.)
Raw food private chef Nina Kauder -- of Palm Beach County based Rawsome Eats -- has given us the nitty gritty details on the ultimate hangover menu, and why these foods are what the body craves. After the jump, find details on what you should consume from the start of the day to the finish, so that you'll feel back to 100 percent by the time the evening rolls around.
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Plain ol' water isn't gonna cut it today. "Start your day with, and continue sipping, these rehydrating beverages throughout the day," Kauder said of these winners:
Warm water with lemon: Lemons are high in vitamin C and potassium, which stimulates brain, immune, and nerve function. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials to aid digestion. Alkaline-forming lemon juice purges toxins from the blood and clears skin. Lemon juice freshens your breath. Lemon water distracts from those acidifying a.m. coffee cravings.
White or green teas with lemon (served before 5 p.m.): Tea rehydrates and the antioxidants support liver function, giving you a mini-cleanse and reducing some of the damage caused by booze.
Ginger tea (or, chew a few slices of candied ginger): Fresh ginger is a great remedy for the waves crashing in your stomach and aches and pain caused by dancing well into the New Year. Brew up a batch of fresh ginger tea and sip all day. Candied ginger can be stored for months and is a great stand-in for fresh ginger. The tea helps support liver function and rehydrates the body while gingerols soothe digestion, alleviate mild nausea, reduce congestion and mucous. It's also anti-inflammatory and improves circulation. It also tastes delicious.
What's for breakfast? Maybe rethink that greasy pile of eggs and bacon.