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What to eat and drink on New Years Eve to avoid a hangover the next morning

What to eat and drink on New Years Eve to avoid a hangover the next morning

You'll want to keep these in mind before you commence the celebrations

From office work do's to family dinners - we all know that the festive period can be a time of over indulgence when it comes to boozing.

Whether you're sipping mulled wine, downing baby Guinness shots or guzzling down Baileys, I'm sure many of us will be dreading the inevitable hangovers that naturally follow a night-long affair of drinking.

So, luckily for you, one expert has put together a very handy list of exactly what to eat and drink on New Years Eve to avoid a hangover the next morning.

Here's the six things you can eat and drink to not wind up like this on New Years Day.
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Now, while many people will swear by their own bizarre hangover cures, hair of the dog cocktails and all the rest - there's actually a bunch of stuff you can do before you even leave the comfort of your home to significantly reduce how groggy you feel the following morning.

Dr Sarah Jarvis, an English general practitioner, broadcaster, and television doctor, told The Sun: "Sadly there is no magic solution to avoiding a hangover the next day apart from the blindingly obvious one – don’t drink too much at the Christmas party!"

However, State Registered Dietitian Helen Bond has explained that consuming certain foods before a big night out on the town - or sofa - can help line the stomach better than others aid in metabolising all those bevs. They are as follow:


Yoghurt is great for your gut health.
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Surprisingly, there's quite a few food items on the rundown that would work perfect as a heart brekky.

Yoghurt is said to be great for your gut as it contains a whole load of live bacteria cultures that work to take care of your 'microbiome'.

Rich in bone-building calcium, yoghurt works well to fight against any of the dreaded morning-after bowel problems a lot of people experience after a particularly heavy session.

Wholegrain peanut butter on wholemeal toast

Following on from the breakfast theme is wholegrain peanut butter on wholemeal toast which works well as a cheap, cheerful and quick to make pre-drinks snack.

When you pair to two together, you're getting a healthy dose of fibre and protein as well as a slow release carbohydrates and protein to help keep blood sugar levels stable through the evening.

Poached eggs on sourdough bread with wilted spinach.

You can get one of your five-a-day with poached eggs on sourdough toast with spinach.
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Next up is popular brunch choice, poached eggs on sourdough bread with wilted spinach.

Not just a fancy way to have your eggs, this meal is great for lining the stomach as it gives you one of your five-a-day, is packed full of vitamin C which boosts your immune system and eggs actually contain an amino acid called cysteine.

This works by helping the body break down acetaldehyde, a toxic by-product of alcohol metabolism that contributes to the feelings associated with a hangover - headaches and nausea.

Sourdough also has a low-glycaemic index carb, which means it will help you stay alert during the night as it works by counteracting the sugar lows caused by too much drinking.

And if you needed even more convincing to scran this delicious meal before a night out, spinach also provides beta-carotene, which gets converted into the body into vitamin A and is a vitamin depleted by too much alcohol.

Large bagel filled with smoked salmon and low-fat cream cheese

Smoked salmon will give you a much-needed dose of vitamin D.
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If you're a vegetarian, this one isn't for you.

This is one of my go-to's when I'm feeling a little fancier making my lunch but it's not just yummy as oily fish like smoked salmon contains heart-healthy essential omega-3 fats and vitamin D - the latter of which I'm sure we're all deficient this time of year.

The pairing of the protein from the salmon and fat from the cheese can help to slow the rate of ­digestion which handily prevents blood sugar levels from dropping too slowly.

A bowl of lentil or vegetable soup

Finally moving out of the breakfast sphere, the next dish on the list is piping hot bowl of lentil or vegetable soup.

If you're anything like me, you'll no doubt be loving soup season and it seems there's yet another reason to love it even more.

Lentils are great because they are low in sodium and saturated fat while being high in potassium and fibre so they can help the body feel fuller for a longer amount of time which can press pause on feeling too drunk too quick.

Couple it with a nice slice of rye bread to help soak up all that alcohol.

Baked beans sprinkled with ­Worcestershire sauce on wholemeal toast

Baked beans are high in fibre and rich in protein.
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Talk about a comfort meal - who would have thought that some humble beans on toast could be the difference between a New Years Day spent with your head in toilet or spent fulfilling all your New Years resolutions.

Now, baked beans are high in fibre and rich in protein and release their energy slowly and Worcestershire sauce helps because its natural acidity lowers the glycaemic index of the meal which, in turns, slows down the body's digestion of the beans.

It'll help with decelerating the pace of how you feel the effects of alcohol - which may make you less into the idea of chugging back another drink so quickly

A glass of milk

A glass of milk is said to help line the stomach before a night out on the town.
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And last but by no means least if the ultimate beverage to wash it all down with - a good old-fashioned glass of milk.

Now, there is a widely-held belief that chugging a glass of milk before a heavy drinking session can help to lessen the effects of alcohol by 'lining your stomach' and preventing alcohol from irritating it.

If milk isn't your bag then a rice pudding pot, a bowl of cereal or warming porridge would work just as well.

Good luck and Happy New Year!

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