Anthony Bourdain's Go-To Foods For Recovering From A Hangover

Have we all had that inner monologue telling us to keep the party going, only to pay the price for the third dirty martini the next day and swear off alcohol (until the following weekend)? Healthline reports that various hangover symptoms could be related to the behavior of hormones and the immune system. Symptoms may include headaches due to dehydration, sleepiness, light sensitivity, and hours of dizziness. A night of drinking can lead to the longest day ever.

Until someone invents a time machine that lets us turn back the clock and cut ourselves off, we have our go-to foods to help us survive the next day. Perhaps you crave salty snacks like comedian Alison Leiby, who tweeted, "They should rename the 'family size' bag of chips 'hangover size.'" Or maybe greasy fast food like burgers and fries.

Bad boy chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain had a reputation for partying. Although he kicked a heroin and cocaine addiction, Bourdain drank alcohol when filming his shows, often sharing the aftermath of all the fun he had the night before (via Yahoo! Entertainment). For a chef who ate and drank all over the globe, Bourdain's hangover cure is relatable.

If you or anyone you know needs help with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Anthony Bourdain consumed soda and Sichuan food

In his memoir, "Kitchen Confidential," Bourdain writes, "Most people who kick heroin and cocaine have to give up on everything. Maybe because my experiences were so awful in the end, I've never been tempted to relapse. You see me drink myself stupid on my show all the time. And I have a lot of fun doing that" (via Yahoo).

In an interview on TikTok, Bourdain shared his go-to hangover cure, which begins with taking aspirin followed by a cold Coke. "Once the nausea and self-loathing abate[d]," Bourdain craved spicy Sichuan food. A popular style of cuisine from southwest China, Sichuan is known for its bold, spicy flavors, using garlic, chili peppers, and Sichuan pepper in many dishes, according to the New York Times.

Healthline reports that there isn't much research on hangovers. Currently, there isn't a scientifically confirmed cure, although certain foods may reduce symptoms. Since alcohol is a diuretic, you may need to replenish lost fluids. Fruits such as bananas ad watermelon can help with hydration, aiding in hangover recovery. High-protein food like meat and eggs can replace amino acids blocked by alcohol consumption. Sources of quick relief include crackers, while the complex carbohydrates found in oatmeal have a more gradual effect.