There’s no magical cure for the after effects of a joyous Carnival. However, some foods are perfectly suited to the recovery and detoxification that most persons need after Carnival Monday and Tuesday. They are usually able to aid in alleviating the symptoms of intense fun—whatever that may entail. Here’s a list of 5 foods that are either easy to make or readily available.
Watermelon’s high water content makes it the perfect fruit for consumption after alcohol and the sun have sucked all the water out of your body. We suggest chilling your watermelon for maximum refreshingness but other than that, consume it for its rehydration properties—it’s a nice break from downing glasses of water.
#2 Dasheen or Patchoi
Leafy greens are high in potassium, antioxidants and minerals—most of which are lost with alcohol consumption and which help ward off intense hangovers. If you want something a little more satisfying than a bowl of salad then we suggest having a hot bowl of callaloo, scrambled eggs with spinach or a green smoothie.
Eggs are a surprising magical food for hangovers. They contain cysteine, an amino acid which helps break down acetaldehyde, a compound responsible for the cause of hangovers. We recommend sticking to a boiled or poached egg as the oil from a fried egg is not the most ideal ingredient for a recovering body.
Oatmeal is a great breakfast for any morning that needs a serious pick me up. The main ingredient, oats, contains complex carb which helps raise your blood sugar level slow and steady instead of skyrocketing it which can lead to a major sugar crash later on. This is extremely helpful as your blood sugar level takes a dip after heavy alcohol consumption during Carnival.
#5 Coconut Water
It’s no secret that electrolytes are lost during alcohol consumption and intense physical activity (fete-ing on the road for 2 days straight counts). Rehydration and replacement of lost nutrients are crucial in recovery Coconut water contains electrolytes, potassium and antioxidants—three things that need replacing during recovery from the road. We love to either down a few chilled glasses of coconut water, include it in our smoothies or make them into lollies.