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What foods should I eat when I have a hangover?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

In the morning when you wake up bland foods such as crackers and toast will help settle an upset stomach. Salty soup will help replace salt stores, which are lost with the frequent urination caused by excessive drinking. A banana can improve potassium levels, as can a kiwi or an electrolyte-rich sports drink. Eggs are my secret hangover cure. They not only provide energy, but they contain cysteine, the substance that breaks down a hangover-causing toxin, acetaldehyde, into the liver's easily depleted glutathione. Mopping up an egg yolk can help your body mop up left-over toxins.

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