We know, you’re never going to drink alcohol again. Yes, yes…you’re going to treat your body like a temple and only eat organic whole foods in between bouts of yoga. But right now? Right now, you have a hangover, and you need to deal with it.
The Hangover Cures You Need Right Now!
We’re not here to judge or tell you what you should have done to avoid getting a hangover – right now, you need a cure, and we’ve got one. Actually, we have THREE hangover cures, so try one, or try them all and get yourself back in shape fast!
People are often quick to tell you their tried-and-tested hangover cures, and often they include dubious methods or food groups. We’ve all heard the home remedies, from people who swear that no matter how delicate your stomach is feeling, you should force a liquidized raw steak into it, to those who still believe that the ‘hair of the dog’ hangover cure is the way to go.
The 3 Ways to Fix Your Hangover
To cure your body, you need to understand what’s ailing it. Without going into too much detail (it’s hangover cures we need here, not a biology lesson), your liver is struggling, and you’re probably dehydrated. On top of that, you’re unlikely to have grabbed enough sleep as alcohol often prevents you from sleeping deeply.
Our hangover cures will get you back in shape and help you to shake off even the worst hangover symptoms!
1. Food as a Hangover Cure
Eat gently and nourish your body. Choose your foods with care and eat little and often as you recover from your hangover. Add these to your shopping list:
- Fresh ginger and turmeric root – both rich in powerful antioxidants that help to settle symptoms of alcohol-related nausea.
- Avocado – soothing and a good source of potassium.
- Honey – believed to support “the effect of fructose on clearing alcohol from the bloodstream more rapidly,” according to Alexander Kuo, MD, gastroenterologist and Director of Hepatology at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles.
- Eggs – contain L-cysteine, an amino acid that helps break down the toxin acetaldehyde, a by-product of alcohol.
- Bananas – replete with Vitamin B6 and electrolytes magnesium and potassium, all of which help to cure a hangover.
Try avocado and a lightly poached egg on a thin slice of toast, and whiz together honey, alkaline water, a banana and a sliver or two of fresh ginger to make a hangover-busting smoothie.
2. Drink as a Hangover Cure
Okay, we’re going to kick off with what you shouldn’t drink if you have a hangover, and one of them may surprise you!
First of all, don’t be tempted by that old standard, the hair of the dog. Drinking alcohol to cure a hangover doesn’t work and will almost certainly make you feel worse in the long run. While the alcohol might immediately have the effect of momentarily improving your symptoms, it is merely masking the hangover briefly, and ultimately gives your poor old liver even more to deal with. The result? A worse hangover than before. And worse than that, some scientific research points to the ‘hair of the dog’ being a contributing factor to alcohol dependence.
How about a black coffee? Although your favorite beverage might feel stimulating, it can react with the alcohol in your system and lead to gastroesophageal reflux. Caffeine is also linked with the narrowing of blood vessels which increases blood pressure and can make a hangover seem even worse.
So, what is the best thing to drink to cure a hangover? Ionized alkaline water is perfect – here’s why:
- Alcohol is packed with diuretic ethanol, which leads to increased urination and dehydration. Alkaline water is the opposite: it’s super hydrating (more hydrating than bottled or tap water) and your body will thank you for it.
- Every glass, every sip of ionized alkaline water delivers a potent – and natural – combination of minerals and antioxidants to help your body rebalance and heal.
In short, alkaline water is the perfect hangover cure, on tap, from your water ionizer machine.
3. Sleep as a Hangover Cure
Obvious, non? But bear with us. There’s dozing with an alcohol-induced foggy headache, and then there’s deep, nourishing sleep. Only one of these will do the trick and cure your hangover.
This is a two-pronged hangover cure. The first reason is the most obvious one. If you’re asleep, then you’re not suffering the symptoms of a hangover, which, frankly, sounds great.
Second, your brain needs to complete complex neurological jobs while you sleep. Whatever you did last night, if you’ve got a raging hangover, then you didn’t sleep well, that much is certain. Give your brain a break and try to sleep.
Still daylight? Won’t sleeping now mess up going to bed later? Don’t worry about that, you’re not a newborn baby and a good, regular sleep routine can handle a blip. Drink a glass of alkaline water, close your curtains, sprinkle some lavender essential oil on your pillow, and slip on an eye mask. If you don’t sink into sleep after a few minutes, then enjoy the restfulness of a dark, quiet room. Resist the temptation to grab your phone – Blue Light suppresses the production of melatonin (the sleep hormone) and therefore isn’t conducive to sleep.
The Power of Three Hangover Cures!
Try all three of our hangover cures to get back into shape and feel yourself again. If you’re up to a little exercise, great. Don’t push your body too hard – ‘sweating out toxins’ to fix a hangover is another alcohol-related myth and could even worsen your symptoms by increasing dehydration and putting more pressure on your vital organs. Instead, try a gentle walk or yoga class and get some fresh air if possible.
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