Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Bad news – fry ups officially don’t cure a hangover, says expert

09/12/2022

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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We’ve all looked to a fry up to soothe our sore heads after a night on the town or an evening in drinking too many vinos.

But did you know that there’s actually no evidence a Full English will do anything to cure a hangover. Yup, we’ve been living a lie…

A beloved meal throughout the UK and Ireland, the fry up is typically comprised of bacon, sausages, egg, beans and toast (or fried bread if you’re feeling really hungry).

Traditional full english breakfast. Fried eggs, baked beans, bacon, sausages and toasts

Reckon one of these could soothe your sore head? (Credit: Alamy)

But a GP has completely ruled out the brekky choice as a hangover cure… and it’s not the only meal that won’t do you any good either.

“A common myth persists that eating greasy food after drinking alcohol helps absorb the alcohol from your system, easing hangover symptoms,” Dr Jatindar Thompson, a GP at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital told The Northern Echo. 

“Unfortunately, this isn’t true; any alcohol you drank will already have entered your bloodstream.”

Yup, this means the same applies to a big fat burger, a large pizza, chips or pretty much any greasy food you might desire.

meat burger

Nope, a burger won’t help either (Unsplash)

And here we where thinking we were making the sensible choice…

The doctor added that people should “avoid foods that will be harder for your body to digest, [like] dairy products, refined sugar and fatty meats” (sob).

Instead, she suggests you should drink loads of water to rehydrate, and eat food with plenty of electrolytes, like avocados, bananas, sweet potatoes and nuts.

Of course, we’re not gonna tell if you opt for the grease, despite being aware that it may not help you in the long run.

We know as well as the next person that sometimes, on a hangover, the heart wants what the heart wants.

Just be wary that you might wanna glug a few litres of water and eat a banana, too. It’s all about balance, right?

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