10am: The morning after
The bad news is there's no single food that has been proven to be better than another when it comes to having a meal after a night drinking. The good news is that there are some foods that do make more sense to eat if you know what you're looking for.
"Eggs, for example, contain B vitamins, which some studies have shown to reduce hangover symptoms," offers Ott. "Also, ginger has been shown to help with nausea, which we all know can be a symptom of a hangover."
This makes brunch a wonderful option for the morning after a night out. Though you may be tempted by a buffet with breakfast potatoes and bacon, stick to the eggs, and even make it a sandwich with some whole-grain bread. Ott explains that adding a complex, whole-grain carbohydrate source could reduce fatigue and make up for the energy your liver spent metabolizing alcohol to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
Even though it's the morning after and you may want some hair of the dog, not overindulging at brunch helps round out your healthy(ish) night of drinking. Unless, of course, you're celebrating something really good happening last night, in which case all bets are off.