Wake Up Refreshed. Hangover Cures That Will Save Your Life
Hangovers … the side effect of an over-indulgent night out (St. Paddy’s Day festivities?!). Like a cold – you treat the symptoms; here are some tips on how.
Hair of the Dog
Have one alcoholic drink, preferably made with orange or tomato juice. Try one of our recipes:
Why it works: Hangovers can be alcohol withdrawal and/or a blood sugar drop.
- Wean yourself off alcohol and manage the withdrawal.
- Drinking a bit of alcohol with juice helps boost blood sugar levels.
Drop two tablets in water; wait for it to dissolve. Drink and feel better.
Why it works: high stomach acid levels causes nausea. Sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) reacts with the acid and settles the stomach. *NOTE: Read the directions before using *
Hydrate and Fuel your body
Eat high-carb food, and drink lots and lots of water to refuel your body. If water is too bland, try sports drinks.
Why it works: Your body craves water, carbs and nutrients. Try hash browns, breakfast potatoes or bananas, and dairy (yogurt, cheese, milk).
Limit your Caffeine
I almost feel like I’m swearing when I write that. One cup should be fine; resist the urge to have a second.
Why it works: coffee narrows blood vessels, boosting blood pressure, which can worsen hangover symptoms.
If you can, roll over, get comfortable, close your eyes and go back to sleep.
Why it works: sleep is the only real “cure” for a hangover. Your body just needs to recover, naturally.
The best “cure” is prevention. Drink a glass of water for every glass of alcohol. Try keeping a refillable water bottle by your side. Most important of all – don’t mix your alcohols!