Fact or fiction? Junk food cures your hangover!?
It’s very common for people to eat junk food after a hard night of drinking because they believe it’ll cure their hangovers. Studies have shown that fatty foods the morning after will irritate your stomach after a hard night of drinking as oppose to helping it. It is a fact that junk food will help prevent you from a hangover because the fatty foods will provide a lining around your stomach to prevent the absorption of alcohol.
Then why is it though we crave junk food after we drink? Is it because we believe it will fix us? Well, it’s an ongoing debate. I’ve researched answers and people tell me it’s because it’s fast and convenient, or i’ll hear it’s because our body craves sugar. I think the funniest one though was because “you’re probably still drunk”.
This weeks hangover cure is the perfect remedy if you enjoy eating fatty food, but at the same time need a cure. We’ll be working with Eggs as they are a perfect breakfast meal because they provide a great source of energy. The key though is eggs do also contain large amounts of cysteine, the substance that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver’s easily depleted glutathione.
Therefore, eggs can potentially help mop up the left-over toxins. So this week we’ll be making a vitamin rich and delicious omelette that’ll be so good you’ll help relieve your hangover and satisfy that fatty food craving you have. Credits to my favorite chef Jamie Oliver for providing me with the tasty recipe.
So here’s what you’ll need from your fridge
3 strips of turkey bacon
4 oz ripe cherry tomatoes
2 cups of arugula
1 tspn of mustard
extra virgin olive oil
From your cupboard you’ll need a heating pan and a large mixing bowl
Turn your pan on medium heat and add a tspn of olive oil. Cut the turkey bacon into small pieces (shown below) and add it to the heat.
The turkey bacon cooks relatively quick so keep your eye on it.
While it’s cooking cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place them into the pan.
Let the cherry tomatoes and turkey bacon cook.
While it’s cooking crack the eggs into a mixing pan I use 3 yolks and 1 white. I added Jamie Olivers chili salt to the mix.
Let the eggs cook and quickly work on the salad by pouring a tspn of olive oil into the bowl then adding a tspn of mustard. Then add a splash of lemon and mix with a spoon. After that’s completed you can add the arugula and mix some more.
By the time your done mixing the salad the eggs should be nice and firm and slightly cooked. you can then tilt the pan into the bowl and mix with the arugula and you have your hangover paleo egg salad!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe please let me know how this works out for you. Share it with your friends and co workers if you like it!