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The Best Foods to Eat When You’re Drunk and Ready to Make Some Bad Decisions

Broth-Based Soups

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As long as you’re not downing cream-laden varieties, soup is a great option. Chicken noodle replenishes sodium levels and also contains cysteine, an amino acid that helps your liver break down a headache-causing toxin found in alcohol.

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Bananas

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These guys are loaded with potassium, an electrolyte that gets wiped out when you drink alcohol. Maybe even eat the peel, too.

Anything Whole Wheat

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Whole grains are made up of complex carbs that absorb alcohol. They also contain B vitamins, which help prevent a dear-lord-why hangover.

Pancakes

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Not quite as virtuous as whole wheat, but pancakes, waffles and other carby, delicious, often off-limits foods are actually kind of solid for a post-bar meal, again, because carbs soak up the alcohol in your system. Bonus points if you can avoid drowning them in butter and sugar.

Hummus

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High in vitamins B-6 and C, iron and folate, hummus is a super-healthy way to satisfy your cravings for something oily without the added fat of, say, fries. Pair it with whole-wheat pita chips or veggie sticks for a snack that’s satisfying and good for you.

Veggie Pizza

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While pizza isn’t exactly advisable, chances are you have or will be at a greasy pizza place post drinks at some point in your life. Don’t resist it; just be smart. Order a slice loaded with vegetables, and blot as much oil off the top as you can.

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