Hangover Prevention: 5 Foods To Eat Before Drinking

There’s only one surefire way to prevent a hangover: drink in moderation or not at all. For those in search of a different strategy, certain foods can help ward off hangover symptoms if eaten before or during boozy festivities. Eat a real dinner and try to incorporate some of these snacks to avoid a depressing day in bed.



There’s a reason the pickleback is a popular hangover cure: drinking robs the body of electrolytes and drinking salty brine can help replace them. Get a head start by eating pickles or another salty snack before you’re dehydrated.


2- Almonds:

A small handful of almonds before drinking is an old Native American hangover antidote. And Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP newsletter suggests eating a sandwich with almond butter, honey and banana before passing out.


3- Eggs:

Eggs are a good source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps break down the toxins found in alcohol. Have a couple before going out — don’t wait until brunch to start feeling the benefits.


4- Milk:

A glass of milk will line the stomach and slow the absorption of booze. Don’t try this one if you have trouble digesting lactose.


5- Asparagus:

In a 2009 study, amino acids found in asparagus were shown to help metabolize alcohol and protect liver cells.


4 thoughts on “Hangover Prevention: 5 Foods To Eat Before Drinking

  1. What’s interesting is that according to an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, it’s been found that as few as 3 drinks can lead to a hangover, so even those who drink in moderation can fall prey to the menace of veisalgia.
    My favorite product for preventing hangovers is Wingman (www.DestroyHangovers.com). Like asparagus, it’s purported to speed the metabolism of alcohol as well as to help absorb the nasty metabolites of alcohol breakdown (like acetaldehyde). Plus, it’s a lot easier to put in your pocket than a bunch of asparagus!
    As a parent I like it a lot. In those rare instances that I get to have a date night with my wife, I’m not hungover and miserable the next morning at 0600 when the kiddos come blasting through our bedroom door and start bouncing on the bed. 🙂 It worked wonders for me on New Years Eve too!


  2. This is true!! There are a lot of products in the market that you can use to prevent hangovers. Personally, I do not take use any as I don’t drink frequently. I once tried almonds and it worked very well.
    I am glad that you are enjoying your time with your family without any hangover problems!!
    Best wishes for the new year, for you and your family 😀


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