Your Guide To The Best Hangover Cures

July 23, 2020

We’ve all been there, your head is throbbing, you feel like you’re going to be sick, it's like you’ve suddenly gained twice your weight and any type of noise hurts your head even more. Hangovers are not fun with any stretch of the imagination. But our bodies are punishing us for taking it too far, enjoying ourselves at the party last night and not being careful. Well, we can say sorry to our bodies by doing a few things.

A good hearty breakfast
As much as you may not want to, you have to eat something. It might feel like a chore because you’re so tired and groggy, but you should have a good hearty meal to start the day. Make sure you have meat, fat, vegetables, and carbs all in one meal. This is why people like the Full English breakfast because it's packed full of calories and has a bit of everything. You can also have toast, with bacon and fried vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes to name a few. The additional minerals and nutrients will minimize the symptoms of your hangover and the important vitamins will slowly wash your insides.

Don’t fight the hurl
When you feel like vomiting in the morning, don’t fight it. Don’t try to take any kind of medicine or treatment that will prevent you from throwing up. Your body is doing the right thing, it's trying to expel the bad chemicals and waste product in your gut and system. This is all part of the healing process when you have a bad hangover. Read this brilliant article to see what affects a hangover. It depends on your age, weight, gender, and lifestyle. They say you should vomit if you can and this will speed up your recovery. However, taking some pain killers will also relieve some symptoms and allow you to get to work on time and be in good general health throughout the day.

Drink away
Drink a lot of water and by a lot, we mean A LOT. You should try to consume 1 liter of water at breakfast if you can. If you think about it, this isn’t that much. You’ll be feeling very dehydrated anyway so you can probably manage to drink 2 liters of water. This flushes out your system, quite literally. Water is great for removing toxins, general waste products, and keeps your system healthy.

Don’t drink again
They say that alcohol itself is a good hangover cure but it's a little more nuanced than that. When you drink alcohol, the methanol is converted to formaldehyde. This is a toxic chemical compound that makes you feel tired and as if you have aching muscles. By drinking, the process that is done to convert the methanol is prevented from occurring. However, this leads to bad habits and alcohol dependency. You will also become more hydrated and it will limit your choices throughout the day, i.e. not allowed to drive to work in the morning.

This has been your guide to smoothing over a hangover. But, don’t drink until you can’t walk. Don’t put yourself through this horrible feeling in the first place.

*contributed post*

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