5 Ways To Cure A Bad Hangover
Hangovers seem to be the body’s way of reminding us about the hazards of overindulgence. Here’s how to cure a hangover next time you find yourself shaking the morning after.
Take a painkiller
Aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, other brands), and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help with the headache and the overall achy feelings.
Alcohol promotes urination because it inhibits the release of vasopressin, a hormone that decreases the volume of urine made by the kidneys. If your hangover includes diarrhea, sweating, or vomiting, you may be even more dehydrated. Although nausea can make it difficult to get anything down, even just a few sips of water might help your hangover.
Avocados are super-nourishing. They’re packed with good fats and rich in nutrients and vitamins, including calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also keep you full for longer, meaning they’ll help ease some of those hangover hunger pains. Slice up half an avocado, and spread it on a piece of whole-wheat toast.
Drink a can of fizzy drink
A Chinese study looking at 57 different beverages found that the lemon and lime pop helped process the alcohol out of your system quicker, speeding your recovery. Sprite was among the drinks that sped up this process the most, causing the alcohol to be broken down faster, therefore reducing the duration of a hangover.
There’s always an urge to reach for a big, greasy plate of food in the morning to help cure that hangover and it is an option that can work for many people. The fat in your fry-up contains lots of calories, so you’ll get an energy boost, while eggs and meat are rich in the amino acid cysteine, which is thought to be good at clearing out toxins.