The Search for the Best Hangover Cure
The best thing you can do is work on preventing the hangover. From our experience
there is no easy way to cure a hangover but we are here to find you
the best cures out there. The best way to get over a hangover is to
replenish your body with the nutrients it lost processing all the
booze you drank. Two of the major causes of a hangover are; dehydration
caused by the diuretic effect of Alcohol and the buildup of toxins
such as acetaldehyde, a byproduct of processing ethanol. Your body
may also not have enough nutrients to process the alcohol and the
alcohol will not leave your system until it does, if you wake up 8
hours later and you're still drunk, this may be the case. Your goal
should be to give your body back as much nutrients and fluids as possible,
this will help process the remaining alcohol and cure your hangover.
Step 1 - Hydrate your body
Start before you go to sleep, every bit of water you get into your system
before you go to sleep helps 10 fold over the water you drink in the
morning. Keeping your body hydrated is critical in processing the
alcohol and preventing a headache caused by dehydration.
- Gatorade, other sports drinks - Why? Because
these drinks contain 3 important things to help fight a hangover,
electrolytes (minerals), carbohydrates (in Gatorade mostly sugar)
and water. You lose all this stuff in you urine and you also sweat
it out. Sport drink companies spent millions researching the best
way to rehydrate athletes, and drinking might as well be a sport,
SO DRINK UP!
- Don't have Gatorade? Try juice, but make sure
it's not too acidic, that will only help the alcohol eat away
at your stomach liming. Make your own sports drink,
I'll use OJ as example, mix it 50/50 with water and add a bit
of salt, mixing it with water won't make it so harsh on your stomach
and the salt is there to replenish what you lost sweating and
in the washroom.
- Flat softdrink/punch. I know it sounds strange
but in reality if you were going to puke, would you rather have
it taste like Dr Pepper or water and stomach acid? It's important
that the drink is flat, otherwise your stomach can get upset and
you'll start puking. I find ginger age tasted the best , rootbeer,
and dr pepper are also not so bad, they are a little bitter which
helps neutralize any nasty taste of stomach acid.
- Water is better than nothing. Try and get
bottled or filtered water, it will go down better than tap water,
so you can drink more.
- Drink as much as you can of the drinks I've mentioned
above, if you can do 2 cups, that's great. Every little
bit you can drink before sleeping will help way more than what
you drink in the morning.
- TIP: Keep some water or any drink close to
your bed, when you get up in the middle of the night to take a
leak or any time you wake up, drink some.
DON'T Drink This:
- Coffee - This will dehydrate you further
and it may feel good for a bit, you will feel worse in
- More Booze "Hair of the dog" - You're asking
for trouble, you can really screw up your body
by doing this. If your liver doesn't give out, your stomach eventually
- TIP: Don't drink anything that tastes too
strong or too sour, you don't want your body to do any extra work
processing it or messing with your stomach. Don't drink highly
carbonated drinks, they may upset your stomach and if you’re
nauseous, induce vomiting.
Step 2 - Feed
Eating not only helps to slow down the absorption of additional alcohol already
in your stomach, it will give your body nutrients. Eating a large
meal may also cause drowsiness, which will help you sleep and let
your body rest and repair it self.
- Eggs - Egg yolks contain large amounts of
cysteine, which breaks down acetaldehyde, one of the culprits
behind a hangover. Eggs are also a good choice if you don't feel
like eating much due to the high amount of energy they provide.
It's also believed that the high nutrient and fat content delays
- Bananas and Kiwis - These fruits are ritch
in patasium, which is lost during the diuretic effects of Alcohol.
Any patasium ritch food will do.
- Chiken Soup - Not only is it a comfort food,
it contains a large amount of nutrients and it goes down well.
It's also cheap and easy to make and available in cans almost
DON'T Eat This:
- I heard if you eat ____ it will cure a hangover.
- Don't eat anything you haven't had before. Why take the rist
of puking your brains out from some exotic remedy?
- Stay away from solids if you're nauseous.
- Start out with soup, and work your way up to solids throughout
the day. Your stomach is less likely to react negatively
towards a liquid diet. In case you do puke, it's not as rough
on you as lets say pizza would be.
Step 3 - Rest
Ever heard of "Rest is the best medicine?" well, in this case it's
probably true. It's remarkable how much better you can feel with
even a couple of hours of rest. Some may argue that the metabolism
slows down when you're sleeping. Would you rather be awake for hours
waiting for the hangover to go away or sleep in your comfy bed? You can't argue with the results
a good sleep provides.
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