Anyone who’s ever been there knows hangovers hurt, and “how’re you feeling today,” is never a reasonable question people. Do you really have to rub it in? Like I don’t feel crappy enough. Flip side, though some episodes are worse than the others, nearly everyone will ultimately experience the naueau, headache and stomach ache associated with a hangover. Don’t be surprised when just for fun I ask how’re you feeling? Enough reminiscing, you came for hangover cures so read on for ways to rid yourself of that nasty hangover as quick as possible.
The quickest path to getting over a hangover is to get hydrated. Flush your system to rid your body of toxins. By forcing fluids you hurry your system to expel the leftovers from last night’s overindulgence. My first recommendation is water. This is my go to because water has zero calories unlike the alcohol. You can add a bit of vitamin c to your water by slicing an orange or a cucumber and adding it to your water. For more ideas on flavor-infused water check out my article. Whatever you drink should be non-caffeinated and full of electrolytes. If your diet can handle the extra calories Vitamin Water & Gatorade boost electrolyte levels quick. If you are thinking ahead you can drink a large glass of water before bed. This really helps! Tomato & orange juice are packed with vitamins that aid in getting over your hangover.
Eat a banana for electrolytes like potassium and magnesium. The potassium content of this fruit can help counter the dehydrating effects of the alcohol which can reduce the feeling of dizziness, headaches, shakiness, fatigue and more. Bananas can also help alleviate your feeling of nausea and aid in the stabilization of your blood glucose levels.
This is going to take some time but if you follow my advice you will be feeling better in less time than if you just bury your head under the blankets and swear you will never drink again.
- Stop Stomach Ache
Try drinking club soda mixed with Peychaud’s bitters. It’s guaranteed to help ease the pain. Also, I am a huge fan of Dramamine. The stuff just works. Works better for nausea than anything the hospital has to offer and is reasonably priced. At this point I would give my last dollar to feel relief. Luckily with Dramamine relief comes quick.
- Hangover Honey
Get something into your stomach can be hard when you’re hungover. Get some crackers and spread a bit of honey on them. This snack is easy on the stomach plus the honey is a good source of potassium, sodium, fructose and other antioxidants for hangover cures.
Drinking alcohol dilates your blood vessels which lead to massive headaches due to the rush of blood into the system. Caffeine though is a vasoconstrictor—meaning it will narrow your blood vessels resulting in less blood flowing to your brain. The result is relief from a throbbing headache, however, coffee is a diuretic and can be just as de-hydrating as the alcohol you drank last night. The goal is hydration so moderate your coffee intake and continue to force fluids in the form of water and other non-caffeinated drinks.
- Best Breakfast Combo
If you are able to eat solid food the best combo to fight a hangover is eggs & toast. Eggs have cysteine, an amino acid that works to rid toxins in your liver. This pushes along the process of detoxing. Toast provides your body with carbohydrates that boost energy so you feel good.
- Soup For Your Wicked Soul
It can be hard to get solid food into your system with a hangover. In that case chicken soup is a great alternative. It’s loaded with potassium and other electrolytes to get you back feeling human again.
Tried & True
These are good ways to quickly get over a hangover but there are many more. If you have a solid hangover cure please leave it in the comment section . It just may come in useful for one of my readers (or even myself).
I swear by “the hair of the dog.” Most the time the quickest way to get out of a hangover is to get into another buzz. Pull up your big girl pants and tie another one on. You will feel great and forget all about that nasty hangover. Is it the weekend? Keep it pushin’! Go get some brunch with the girls. I love brunch & I’ll tell you why. Whatever you do, do it well. xoxo