We all know we shouldn’t, but sometimes a girl cant just help herself. You plan to meet friends after work and soon one drink turns into may more causing a rough morning the next day. While we seriously hope you aren’t having a hangover while reading this, if you have we have some help. Now that you have already overindulged yourself, here are some hangover cures that can help you feel better.
Drink water, lots of it. Dehydration is the primary reasons for headache and drinking lots of water will reduce the negative effects of dehydration that accompanies a hangover. Juices and sports drinks like Gatorade may help you feel better.
A great anti-oxidant loaded with sugars is awesome for replenishing the lost energy. Just sip a couple of tablespoons with water or just by itself to enjoy its goodness.
Ginger is an excellent digestive support, which helps in getting rid of that nausea by balancing your digestive fluids and calming your system. Sip a cup of ginger tea or ginger juice with water to avail the benefits of this powerful anti-oxidant. Do remember not to consume fresh ginger on an empty stomach. Dilute it by mixing it with something else.
While it is really popular to have a Bloody Mary (Hair of the Dog) as a hangover cure, it might not be the best choice. The worst thing you can do to cure your hangover is to have another drink. A Virgin Mary is a better choice the morning after. The alcohol may temporarily help your systems but will hurt you in the long run. It will cause an even worse hangover the next day.
Prickly pear is a great option to have in the morning to cure a hangover. The extract from the prickly pear cactus helps in reducing nausea, dry mouth and loss of appetite. Prickly pear extract is readily available in a lot of dietary supplements.
Pain medicines can help in getting rid of your headaches but can cause havoc to your liver. Read here to find why it is not safe to take Ibuprofen after drinking alcohol.
Eggs have cysteine, which is an awesome amino acid that breaks down the toxins of alcohol. These toxins are the reason behind a hangover. Even if you don’t feel like having a breakfast, have eggs to flush that hangover out of your system.
While there is no scientific evidence backing this up, many people swear by it. According to them, a greasy diner food sticks to the stomach and slows the process of alcohol absorption. However, greasy food is going to give you heartburn. To get the calories right in your system, its best to stick to easily digestible carbs like toast or cereal. Eat light and stay hydrated to cure a hangover.
If you are a regular coffee drinker, sipping a cup of coffee may feel great. We will leave this one to a personal preference. However caffeine may cause an instant burst of energy but will leave you even further dehydrated. If you do have a cup, make sure you are properly rehydrated.
Sleep it Off
What you really need is a good sleep after a night of over indulgence. Alcohol is roughly metabolized at the rate of one drink per hour and time will surely help you heal last night’s happy hour. Just make sure to hydrate yourself once you get up. It’s the best hangover cures amongst all.