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7 Foods That Can Help You Recover From a Binge


We don’t always plan to binge on bad food, including processed, fast food favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, donuts, etc. Sometimes it just happens, particularly if we’ve gone too long without eating (resulting in our blood sugar levels plummeting) or we’ve had a bit too much to drink.

In any case, a heavy food binge can leave one feeling pretty lousy, even nauseas. That can be a real problem for anyone who needs to be alert and active, whether that’s for a job or a favorite activity, like playing sports. The good news is that there are a few foods that can help us bounce back from a food binge quicker than you might think.

You skipped breakfast, had a crazy morning, and then felt faint from low blood sugar. Uh oh. Here comes the binge, as you grab and scarf down any available junk food.

A day like this will leave you bloated, sluggish, and probably full of regret, especially if you indulged in fructose—a cheap, readily available sweetener linked to a cascade of health problems from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes to ADHD and Alzheimer’s. Fortunately, science has your back. New research from UCLA found that foods rich in docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, may reverse some of the damage fructose triggers. Here are 8 foods to turn to after a day of donuts has done you in. (Discover how to heal 95+ health conditions naturally with Rodale’s Eat for Extraordinary Health & Healing.)

1. Fermented Beverages

One of the newest trends rocking North America is the shocking rise of the fermented beverage, particularly “kombucha,” a drink that’s essentially fermented tea. So, why are drinks like kombucha taking the world by storm? Mostly as a result of the probiotic wave, and the understanding that certain types of bacteria can help break down foods and improve digestion.

Specifically, the experts who support drinking fermented beverages believe it can help increase the body’s production of hydrochloric acid, which your stomach uses to break foods down and absorb important nutrients, including vitamin C and vitamin D. For the best experience with your fermented beverage, make sure the one you choose isn’t loaded with soda-like amounts of sugar.

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