5 Post-Festival Foods That Will Make You Feel Human Again

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  • Off to V Festival this weekend? Make sure you prep your fridge with these wonder foods to get you feeling human again after a weekend of drinking, dancing and greasy fast food.

    Good for your liver: Grapefruit

    If you’ve abused your liver all weekend, munch on a grapefruit for breakfast to speed up your recovery. Grapefruits are high in both vitamin C and antioxidants, helping to increase the natural cleansing processes of your liver. They also help boost production of the liver detoxification enzymes that flush out carcinogens and other toxins from the body.

    Good for your skin: Beetroot

    A combination of fast food, alcohol and falling asleep with your make-up on can lead to breakouts. Get some beetroot into your diet immediately to help clear your skin. Beetroots are high in a range of mineral nutrients including potassium and calcium – all vital for clear skin. They also contain high levels of vitamin E, which is essential for epidermal healing and health.

    Good for aching muscles: Salmon

    If a weekend of traipsing around in wellies and dancing 24/7 has left you with aching muscles and joints, add some salmon to your meal. It contains essential fatty acids that will help ease any inflammation, so that stiff joints and muscles won’t slow you down when you’re back to work.

    Good for low energy: Apples

    If you’re feeling more than a little tired after your weekend of excess, grab an apple for a quick energy fix. Apples contain fibre, vitamin C and a range of antioxidants that all possess energy-boosting powers. They also contain fructose, which is efficiently processed by the body for energy.

    Good for sun damage: Cherries

    If you’ve come back with sunburn, pick up some delicious cherries for dessert. Montmorency cherries are a particularly great source of the antioxidant melatonin. This protects the skin against UV radiation and also helps repair sun burnt skin by stimulating skin-cell growth.

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