Despite our best intentions, it happens: a night of holiday cheer (and a bit too much eggnog) followed by a morning of pounding headaches, nausea and regret. But what's done is done and all that really matters is what will make it better, and quick. So as we enter the most indulgent season of the year, we're wondering — what are your favorite foods for a hangover?Do you go breakfast or lunch, savory or sweet? Although I typically gravitate toward sweet foods in the morning, when I'm feeling queasy, only savory foods have appeal. Extra-crispy bacon, a simple sandwich, and fried eggs over polenta would get me out of bed on one of those bright — oh so bright! — mornings.
I also find comfort in savory Asian breakfast foods like congee (rice porridge) and Chinese-style fried crullers dipped in warm soy milk. And there is something restorative in the crispy, spicy, oozing synergy of huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and other Mexican morning favorites.
How about you? In the aftermath of one too many cocktails, what do you eat to make it right?
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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