Suffering from a hangover after the holidays? Then our Nectarist honey might be the real deal! Several studies, including those of the Britain Royal Society of Chemistry, have shown that honey contains substances to get your body back on track.
Dafalgan, water, kiwis, eggs... all food and drinks that would make a hangover disappear faster. Honey proves to be a good alternative after a night out because it contains fructose. This type of sugar ensures that the alcohol level in your body fluctuates less and that the breakdown of alcohol is accelerated. It also restores blood sugar levels that are usually low the next morning.
Before or after the party?
Fructose not only helps our blood sugar levels, it also removes the toxic acetaldehyde - hidden in alcohol - from our body. It mainly causes you to get a headache after drinking too many glasses. Some also feel nauseous. Eating some honey in the morning prevents all of this.
Many also recommend to savour some honey before going out. As a result, the alcohol level would remain fairly constant throughout the evening itself so that the hangover the next day doesn't kick in too firmly. Eating honey for breakfast in the morning also helps. Then you just have to wait for the hangover to disappear. Prevention is better than cure, right?
The amount of honey
How much honey should you take to prevent that hangover? Avoid ingesting jars of honey, of course. One or two teaspoons of liquid honey should be enough to get your blood sugar back on track.
Honey does not only benefit your hangover to diminish. The sticky substance contains many nutrients that are beneficial for our body. Think about vitamins and minerals: vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, zinc, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium. A whole list of antioxidants and resistance enhancers!
You've probably found out that honey is healthy. A 339 gram jar of honey contains 1031cal, 278 grams of sugar and no fats. Labeling honey as the most healthy nutrient in the food chain would be a lie, but it is a very good substitute for sugar. Just look at all the recipes from our Belgian kitchen princess Sandra Bekkari who adds honey to tons of her dishes.
Tasty honey recipes:
Honey dish inspiration for the party:
- Salad with goat cheese, apple, bacon and honey
- Camembert in the oven, pieces of bread spread with honey
- Goat cheese quiche with honey
- Honey mustard bacon
- Ribs with honey and garlic
- Duck breast with apple and honey
- Crispy goat cheese with apple-pear-and-mustard vinaigrette
- Chicken wok with vegetables and honey
Inspiration for a breakfast with honey:
- Toast with honey and bacon
- Greek yogurt with granola/muesli and honey
- Honey cake
- Ginger tea with lemon and honey
- Pancakes with honey
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