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Why you really should eat a burger when you're hungover

Prima (UK) logo Prima (UK) 2017-12-20 Francesca Rice

It's fair to say that being hungover isn't exactly great for your health. We don't know about you, but all restraint goes out the window when we're feeling a little worse for wear. Junk food, cans of fizzy drinks, lashings of carbs: you name it, we eat it.

But now we get to feel slightly less ashamed of how many calories we consume on hangover days because a nutritionist has just shared exactly what you should eat after a big night of drinking: and the list includes a burger.

Yep, that's a right: a health expert just gave us full permission to indulge.

After running through exactly what you should eat to get you through that inevitable party season hangover with Business Insider, nutritionist Geeta Sidhu-Robb, founder of Nosh Doctor, revealed that a burger and sweet potato fries is the best dinner option.

*And just like that she became our favourite ever person.*

Why you really should eat a burger when you're hungover © LauriPatterson / Getty Why you really should eat a burger when you're hungover

Of course, there are a couple of caveats here...

Sidhu-Robb says that the lean protein in a burger should help you feel full and even out your blood sugar, while red meat in particular will give you a good dose of iron. But she says you should avoid the cheese, and opt for sweet potato fries (preferably baked) instead of greasy chips.

The reason? Sweet potatoes are unrefined carbs that will stop your blood sugar from spiking, while they also contain fibre and vitamin B.

She says you should also wash your meal down with two glasses of water for good measure.

It's also worth noting that Sidhu-Robb definitely doesn't want you to binge all day: in fact, she recommends eating pretty healthily the rest of the day: think a mushroom omelette for breakfast and sushi with miso soup for lunch.

But, still, this is the best news we've had in ages.



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