How to get rid of hangover? - Alpha Male Nation
You had a bit of too much fun during the holiday and now you regret every drop of alcohol that you’ve drank? Here are the best methods to get rid of a hangover.
Sadly, each one of us has experienced, or will experience at some point, a horrible morning of hangover. Whether you’ve just spent Easter with family or friends, or maybe you’ve exaggerated a little with alcohol, right now you feel in a way that you wouldn’t wish upon your worst enemy. So, what to do?
Usually, the symptoms of hangover include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, thirst, fatigue, loss of appetite and irritability. The reason we feel this way is that products of alcohol metabolism, such as lactic acid, have build up in our body.
For starters, it is good to know that is actually quite easy to avoid hangovers. First of all, we shouldn’t mix too many types of alcohol; limit yourself to one or two types. It is also recommended to alternate alcoholic beverages with water – drink one glass of water for each glass of alcohol. Then, before going to bed, take a pill like aspirin, a painkiller or Nurofen, which will take effect while you sleep and thus you’ll avoid the next day’s headache.
However, if you disregard the advice above, your pain can still be somehow reduced. Drink plenty of water (preferably still water), lemonade, concentrated willow bark tea or a teaspoon of apple vinegar with honey and some water. Plus, don’t forget about fresh borsch and pickled cabbage juice, which work wonders! The latter accelerates the elimination of alcohol from the blood stream, in a similar way as tomato juice.
As far as food is concerned, even though you might not feel like eating, try some soup. Also, fruits are very helpful, especially bananas, because of their rich potassium content. By the way, did you know that the intensity of the hangover is closely related to what you drink? For instance, red wine, cognac, tequila, champagne and whisky cause much more intense symptoms of hangover than white wine, vodka or gin.
Another solution is actually… alcohol. Yes, even though you might think that an alcoholic beverage is the last thing you need right now, it can be quite helpful. The most useful one would be a Bloody Mary cocktail, which contains 50 ml of vodka an 150 ml tomato juice.
Do you know any other remedies for hangovers?