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What Foods Help You Sober up?

So you’ve had a few too many drinks, and now the room is spinning. You feel like you have to be awake for at least another hour, but all you want to do is curl up in bed. Well, fear not! We’ve got some delicious and nutritious foods that will help your body sober up fast so you can get back on track with your day:

Foods That can Actually Help:

Bananas and Apples

Bananas, apples, and oranges are great sources of potassium. Drinking alcohol causes your body to flush out potassium, which can lead to dehydration and a number of other side effects. Bananas and apples contain antioxidants that can help protect your liver from damage caused by alcohol abuse. These fruits also contain diuretic properties that help increase urine output—which is good for flushing out the toxins in our bodies!


  • Nuts are a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  • Nuts are a good source of healthy fats.
  • Nuts can help you feel full and satisfied after eating them. The healthy fats in nuts also keep you from getting hungry again too soon after your stomach is full!
  • Nuts have antioxidant properties which help protect the body from disease-causing free radicals and may lower your risk for cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants include vitamin E but also others like selenium, beta carotene (found in carrots), resveratrol (found in grapes), lutein/zeaxanthin (found in leafy greens) etc…


Eggs are a good source of protein, which helps to slow down the absorption of alcohol. Protein also helps to keep you feeling full for longer after a meal, making it less likely that you’ll be tempted to get drunk again later.

Eggs are also rich in vitamins and minerals like B vitamins (especially B6) that help your body metabolize alcohol effectively. Because vitamin B6 is involved in many enzyme reactions throughout the body, it’s important to eat foods containing this nutrient if you plan on drinking heavily or after drinking heavily—and especially if you’re trying not to get hangovers!


Coffee is a great way to wake up and sober up. Drinking coffee can help you stay alert, and it’s a diuretic that will make you urinate more often. This means that if you’re looking for ways to sober up, caffeine may be your best bet.

  • Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system by blocking adenosine, which makes it harder for you to feel tired or sleepy.
  • As we mentioned above, caffeine is also a natural painkiller—so if your head hurts after drinking too much alcohol, then this could be helpful for keeping the headache at bay!

Toast and Biscuits

Toast and biscuits are not only delicious, but they can help you sober up. The reason? They’re a good source of carbohydrates. When you eat carbs, your body converts them into glucose (sugar). Glucose then enters the bloodstream and is used as energy by cells throughout your body. This helps keep you awake when drunk and can help prevent any dizziness associated with being intoxicated. Toast and biscuits also contain high levels of fibre, which will further help ease any discomfort in your stomach from drinking too much alcohol – making them perfect for getting back on track after an evening out!

Although it’s not exactly clear how effective this method is at helping people sober up quickly, there are other foods that have been touted as being able to reduce blood alcohol levels faster than others such as watermelon or eating cold pizza slices without cheese so that they digest more quickly than other foods would (we’re not sure about this one either…but it sounds legit enough!).

The best foods to eat while you’re sobering up

  • Bananas and apples

Bananas are the best food to eat while you’re sobering up. They contain potassium, which helps balance the body’s electrolytes after alcohol consumption. Apples are also great for adding some fiber to your diet, as well as vitamins A, B6, C and K.

  • Nuts

Nuts contain a lot of protein and healthy fats that will help repair your body after drinking alcohol by providing energy for sustained brain function throughout your day without feeling tired or drained from the hangover effects of alcohol consumption the night before.

  • Eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of protein for repairing muscle tissue after drinking too much alcohol; they also contain vitamins B12 (energy) and D (calcium), which can help reduce stress on your liver from detoxification processes.


We hope you enjoyed this list of foods to help you sober up. If you have any other tips, feel free to let us know in the comments!

Sober Mag

I am Sober Mag, a writer who shares my journey and experiences on the road to sobriety. I understand all too well the struggles that come with addiction, as I once struggled with drug abuse myself. But through hard work and determination, I was able to turn my life around and find lasting recovery. Now, I am on a mission to help others do the same. In my writing, I aim to offer a beacon of hope and a source of support for those who are seeking to break free from the grip of substance abuse. My goal is to raise awareness about the power of sobriety and to inspire others to never give up on their journey to a better life.

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