4 Tricks for Getting Rid of a Hangover
Even if you never meant to have this happen to you, most of us have been there. You forgot to order a water between drinks or you lost count somewhere after the third one. The next day your body has a rude awakening in store for you: a hangover.
Hangovers can destroy your day and leave you feeling disgusting, helpless and unproductive. If you “accidentally” go past your drinking limits, there are some things you can do to rid yourself of this pesky morning problem. Let’s take a look at 4 effective ways to get rid of a hangover.
- Drink Water AND a Sports Drinks
That throbbing mess of a headache you have is from dehydration. The thing is you need to do more than hydrate yourself. You also need to replace lost electrolytes. If all you’re doing is drinking water, you’re flushing out even more electrolytes. The trick is to drink plenty of water, preferably mineral water, AND an electrolyte loaded sports drink. If you have a light hangover then it shouldn’t take long for this to do the trick.
- Eat a Healthy Breakfast
If you need to step up your hangover cure game, then the next best thing is to eat a well-balanced breakfast. You may not want to look at food in the morning but having eggs and toast will do wonders. There are other morning meals you can have but make sure to steer clear of anything too greasy. Combine breakfast with the water and electrolyte beverage mentioned above to kick start recovery.
- Herbal Remedies
If your hangover is keeping you in bed, then you may need some more serious tactics. Before you reach for that big pharma pill bottle, try something more natural. There are several herbal remedies that have been shown to be effective at alleviating the symptoms of your hangover. Whether you have them in capsule, tincture, or tea form, these herbal remedies can quickly clear up that hangover:
- Last Ditch Effort: Big Pharma
This is usually the first thing people reach for but keep in mind that the organ responsible for taking the hit of filtering aspirin is already busy with all of the alcohol you drank. Taking aspirin during a hangover may help in the short term but it’s packing a punch to your liver over the long term. Wait as long as you can. If the tricks above haven’t worked, then try half a dose of aspirin or over-the-counter pain reliever.
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