How to eat like a rave champ
When you’re partying every weekend, it can be all too easy to slip into bad habits when it comes to diet. Either consuming junk food, or not eating at all (tut tut) can lead to poor health, which will also impact your ability to rave til the break of dawn and beyond.
There are a few simple ways you can optimise your diet to cope with the rigours of a ravey wavey weekend. Integrate these into your diet and you’ll be going through til sunrise without much of a problem…
Sodium, chloride and potassium are three key electrolytes that we lose through sweating, so eat foods that will top you up before you head out. Cheese, soy sauce and canned soup for sodium. Olives, seaweed, rye, tomatoes, lettuce, and celery for chloride and bananas, especially, for potassium. A smoothie using some of these ingredients is an easy option.
GUT COMES FIRST
Accounting for two-thirds of our immune system and producing more than 20 unique hormones, the gut is a multifaceted part of your body, so it’s crucial to take care of it. Eat foods that are high in fibre, to support digestion and overall bodily function. Leeks, onions, asparagus, raspberries and good old bananas are great for the gut.
WHERE YOU’RE ON THE SESH
You may not have much of an appetite while you’re on the sesh, for obvious reasons. However, make sure you at least consider getting some healthy sustenance. Avoid fatty, greasy food as that will make you feel cruddy. Go for bananas (yes, again), greek yoghurt and plenty of water.
AFTER THE AFTERS
Lessen the blow of the weekend’s excess with food that’s rich in omega-3 (can lower depression levels), tryptophan, an amino acid precursor used in the production of serotonin and vitamin C, an antioxidant and liver cleanser. Fish, eggs and walnuts for omega-3, turkey, salmon and cheese for tryptophan, and grapefruit, kale and pineapple will sort your Vit-C.
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