Hangovers can put a damper on good times when you least expect, it’s no wonder why everyone wants to know the best way to cure a hangover.
Every responsible drinker understands the risks involved with consuming alcohol. But there is nothing like a hangover. This is the collection of symptoms associated with excessive drinking, including — but not limited to —nausea, headaches, and fatigue.
The internet is full of ‘ultimate’ hangover cures. Some would say it’s ‘hair of the dog‘, others would tell you that it’s a homemade recipe that requires more ingredients than a bowl of casserole!
In reality, there is no universal hangover cure. Our bodies react differently to what we ingest meaning that whatever works for some may not for others. Who says you can’t eat your cake and have it, though? Here’s the best way to cure a hangover quickly and efficiently without breaking your back (or the bank).
The best way to cure a hangover in a few easy steps
Whether it’s from one too many glasses of wine or simply a low tolerance for booze, here are the things you’ll need to annihilate that awful hangover:
- A lot of fluids! To put it simply, your body loses a lot of water when you drink alcohol, and that contributes to the terrible feeling you have during a hangover. By drinking water, you’d be restoring your body’s natural water balance while ‘detoxifying’ your system of reserve alcohol.
- Some food. It may sound counterproductive given the nausea that comes with hangovers. But a decent amount of food, especially carbohydrates, can help increase your blood sugar levels which reduces headaches and muscle fatigue. The food also helps with the next step.
- Pain relief. This should be in the form of NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen. While acetaminophen drugs like Paracetamol and Tylenol are effective painkillers, they can react with alcohol in the liver to cause further discomfort. And of course, you can’t use your Ibuprofen on an empty stomach, therefore you need to eat first.
- Antioxidants. The quickest way to get these in your system is by drinking tea or coffee. The antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which may cause oxidative stress on your body’s cells.
After following the steps above, all you have to do is rest. Make sure to avoid bright lights or loud noises while doing so and you’ll be good as new in no time!
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