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How to have a healthy hangover: sweet potato wedges

Sweet potato wedges and fried egg Photograph: James Wragg

You know you’re about to face the hangover of the festive season. But it’s okay – we’re going to get through this, together.

While you’re still upright, pop down to the shops and get some sweet potatoes and eggs and you’ll be all set for the big day. Parchment paper would be good too, if you can find some.

Because I’m a fellow student, I know just how tempting it is to order takeout when you’re hung over. I’ll hazard a guess that the last time you dialled up was when you were hung over, waiting for a film to buffer in a darkened room.

How much do you think you’ve spent on hangover fast food during your academic career? I’m willing to bet that it’s a couple of hundred pounds.

And let’s not even get into the nutritional value of the food you’ve been devouring while avoiding the rest of the world in your grotty pyjamas.

A thought struck me one hungover day this summer – in between binge watching sitcoms online and deliberating on takeaway pizza toppings – why didn’t I just cook something from scratch?

It took a bit of effort to crawl into the kitchen, but my body and my wallet were both extremely grateful.

And since my epiphany, I’ve been blogging about easy recipes that you can follow even in the dark depths of a hangover.

Here’s an incredibly simple recipe to get you started. It’s inspired by the classic greasy-spoon egg and chips, but don’t let that put you off. It’s cheap, healthier, and super easy to make.

Eggs are the perfect hangover food – they contain cysteine, which is used by the body to break down toxins.

And sweet potatoes are a source of complex carbohydrates, which will mean a slow release of energy to help you through your challenging day.

Best of all, this recipe is vegetarian – and gluten free. I have a friend with coeliac disease who swears by these wedges. Here’s how to get cracking.

Source: TheGuardian click for the recipe