At some point in your life you’ve probably woken up with a cracking headache, a dry mouth. A range of foods and drinks can help overcome the hangover so you can go back to studying, working and partying that very same morning.
At some point in your life you’ve probably woken up with a cracking headache, a dry mouth. A range of natural foods and drinks can help overcome the hangover so you can study, and party that very morning
Hangovers vary in severity, depending on how much and what kind of alcoholic drink was taken. Alcohol dilates the blood vessels and too much dilation brings on the headache. The dry mouth and a desperate need to urinate comes from dehydration by moving too much water to your kidneys.
Besides just not drinking too much, you can prevent a hangover with these tips:
-Always eat something before you drink and/or while you’re drinking to slow alcohol absorption.
-Sip your drinks slowly so they last longer and alternate them with non-alcohol drinks.
-Try not to mix drinks, and avoid fortified wines like sherry. These have a high content of natural flavorings and olors called congeners which are addictive. Avoid dehydration, which makes your skin look awful, by drinking lots of water before and after drinking alcohol.
The morning of the hangover, drink lots of water to replace lost fluids. Your body and brain can’t function without water. Replace lost nutrients like magnesiuma nd potassium with a banana milkshake. And don’t drink coffee to wake yourself up; it makes you jittery and dehydrates you even further.
Dandelion to the rescue again? Well, it really helps to detoxify and repair liver tissue and blood after too much alcohol had to go through that organ. Rosemary tea is bitter, but it relieves your headache better than acetominophen or ASA, and it also helps to detoxify your liver. There’s no harm in adding a little honey to it if that means you’ll be able to swallow the bitter herbal tea.
Honey will also help your scratchy throat if you’ve been throwing up. Chamomile and peppermint teas are excellent to settle your stomach and soothe the irritated linings of your whole digestive system, while promoting nutrient absorption. Meanwhile, avoid bladder irritants, meaning foods that contain oxalates (like strawberries, rhubarb and spinach), all of which increases urination.
Did you know? For centuries, raw cabbage was a traditional hangover remedy because it detoxifies the liver while helping the stomach out.
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