Step away from the bacon sandwich! As Khloe Kardashian pens a bizarre 'natural' hangover guide, nutritionists reveal why you should swap your fry-up for herbal tea and YOGA
- The reality star has treated fans to a 'natural' guide to ditching hangovers
- Khloé extols the virtues of drinking lemon tea and doing gentle exercise
- Says her guide will let fans 'party hard and still get s*** done the next day'
- FEMAIL spoke to two top nutritionists to get their take on the star's tips
With her own fitness manual and a string of modelling contracts under her belt, it's fair to say that Khloé Kardashian knows a thing or two about healthy eating.
But the reality star's latest advice has left some fans scratching their heads after the star penned a guide to banishing festive hangovers on her lifestyle website KhloewithaK.com.
While most of us will happily self-medicate with a fry-up and a strong coffee, the youngest Kardashian sister has treated fans to a list of 'natural ways to ditch your holiday hangover' - from drinking lemon tea to gentle yoga.
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Khloé Kardashian has penned a 'natural' guide to banishing festive hangovers on her website, KhloewithaK.com - from drinking herbal tea to indulging in some gentle exercise
'I’m no stranger to living it up on a night out and then enduring a rough morning,' Khloe, 32, admitted.
'If you’re attending a lot of holiday parties this year, make sure to read about these holistic hangover cures so you can party hard and still get s*** done the next day.'
But can yoga and herbal tea really help cure a sore head? FEMAIL spoke to top nutritionists to see how you can make Khloé's hangover cures work for you.
Khloé says performing some gentle yoga will help stimulate toxin-busting fluids in your body - and nutritionist Shona Wilkinson agrees that light exercise can be an effective remedy
1. GET IN POSITION
What Khloé says: The last thing you might want to do in the morning after a boozy night out is do exercise, but Khloé advises doing some chilled yoga positions if you can manage it.
'If the thought of yoga isn’t vomit-inducing, then try doing child’s pose,' she says. 'The position is said to stimulate the circulation of lymph, a fluid in your body that helps remove toxins, AKA all that alcohol you drank last night.'
What the expert says: Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at SuperfoodUK.com, agrees that some light exercise - as unappealing as it might be - can be an effective remedy.
'The movement from the likes of yoga and Pilates will help to increase blood flow to all parts of your body, but importantly, your liver,' she says.
'The more blood that passes through, the quicker your liver can detoxify the alcohol. The sweating will help to eliminate the toxins through your skin!'
2. DOWN SOME (LEMON) WATER
The star recommends downing coconut and lemon water, as well as ginger and mint tea - and nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville says these will help rehydrate after a night of heavy drinking
What Khloé says: Sometimes the simplest tricks are the best, and Khloé is adamant that H2O can be a godsend when you're nursing a sore head; she suggests trying coconut and lemon water as well as ginger and mint tea.
What the expert says: Dr Marilyn Glenville, nutritionist and author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar adds: 'Even mild dehydration can lead to "hangover" symptoms including fatigue, headache and bad moods.
'Nutrients cannot move into cells, and wastes cannot move out of the body, without water as a vital means of transportation. Alcohol and caffeine can cause the body to excrete too much water, along with nutrients such as Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamins B and C.
'These nutrients are particularly needed to help to restore your energy levels and support detoxification by your liver.'
3. BANISH THOSE TOXINS
Khloé swears by eggs, bagels and bananas to help banish toxins the morning after - and Shona Wilkinson agrees that eggs are a 'sensible' option to help support liver function
What Khloé says: 'Post-party, your body may be low on potassium and blood sugar, so opt for a banana and bagel to gain back the respective lost nutrients. Eggs are another good option because they are easy on the stomach and break down toxins in your body.'
What the expert says: Once you’ve managed to emerge from your duvet cover, re-energising your body is vital - and Shona Wilkinson agrees that eggs are a 'sensible' option.
'Eggs contain a nutrient called choline that supports liver function, she explains. 'They are a good source of protein, which helps to balance our blood sugar and even out cravings for carb-rich or stodgy foods.
'The protein they contain is also a good source of amino acids such as glutamine, cysteine and methionine that the liver needs to bind toxins and eliminate them from the body.'
SOME MORE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL HANGOVER CURES
If you don’t feel that you can face food just yet, get your nutrients with some bone broth. Shona says: 'If you make your own broth or stock at home using animal bones, vegetables and a pinch or two of sea salt, you could do worse than drinking a cup or two of this the morning after.
'Bone broth contains lots of minerals that are naturally released from the bones during cooking – and these, together with the salt, could help to fight fatigue and boost your energy levels. The amino acids it contains can help to soothe the gut lining too.'
'The water and mineral content of fruit will help to rehydrate you and put an end to your hangover headache. This is only going to work if you choose fresh fruit. Dried will make your hydration issue worse as it draws water into your colon.
'There is an enzyme in pears that scientists are currently investigating for its ability to help us metabolize alcohol, and prevent us from having a hangover. If you’re going to eat fruit, it makes sense to choose a pear!'
'This could well be a good thing to take after a drinking session,' says Shona. 'It’s actually used in the treatment of some kinds of poisoning, because it absorbs toxins and helps them to be removed from the body.
'However, it would make sense to take the charcoal during or shortly after drinking alcohol rather than the next morning, as it binds toxins in the gut before they can be absorbed; it probably won’t do much if you start taking it the morning after.'
Shona says a friend of hers 'swears by' drinking the liquid from a pickle jar. 'Our theory is that the vinegar could be stimulating the liver to help detoxify and eliminate the alcohol,' she explains. 'And the salt in the liquid can help with rehydration.'
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