We’ve all been there- the pounding headache, a desert-like dry mouth, and a stomach that feels like you went on a rollercoaster fifty times in a row. These are some various symptoms of the overindulgent and often inevitable holiday hangover. Fortunately, there are ways for you to prevent and cure the beloved hangover, besides the painfully obvious, not drinking in the first place. Most likely, this option is hardly appealing so the below 5 remedies can be very helpful in minimizing pain and maximizing pleasure this holiday season.
Alcohol is a diuretic that forces water out of the body causing dehydration. Rehydrating your body is essential in recovering from a hangover. Be sure to drink plenty of water before you sleep and when you wake up and try to make a point of drinking as much water as you do alcohol during the night.
You may have heard that drinking more alcohol the next day to cure your hangover is a good solution. Sadly, nothing could be worse in prolonging the hangover itself. Instead, try juicing fresh juice and vegetables, drinking tomato juice, or blending a fruit and protein smoothie to aid in replenishing essential vitamins and nutrients in the body.
Try and eat a snack before or while drinking as this will help the body’s ability to metabolize the alcohol and remove it from your system. If you can stomach it in the morning, one of the best things you can eat are eggs, which are high in cysteine, and help the body process the toxins in alcohol.
(4) Coconut Water
Coconut water has the ability to cure the two main causes of a hangover; dehydration and electrolyte loss. It contains the 5 essential electrolytes to keep the body hydrated and functioning at its optimal state. It is also very high in potassium which can replace the salt and potassium your body expels whiling drinking.
It can seem almost impossible to get a good night’s sleep after a night of drinking. Alcohol can put you to sleep quickly, but when it begins to wear off after a few hours, the withdrawal symptoms can interrupt sleep patterns and make it hard for you to stay sleeping. Although lack of sleep on its own won’t cause the hangover, it most definitely can make it worse. If you have the luxury of time, stay in bed for as long as you can.
In the end, the only guaranteed treatment for a hangover is time. In the meantime, grab a tall glass of water and get plenty of rest. Cheers to having an amazing time!