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How to Get Rid of a Hangover Naturally

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Just because you like to drink doesn't mean you have to suffer for it. There are all-natural steps you can take to get back to feeling normal after a night of drinking. Even if you hardly experience hangovers, it is important to recognize that alcohol has an effect on your body and compensating for this is essential for good health.

Here are 12 natural remedies for getting rid of a hangover:

12. Natural fruit juice

fruit juice, orange juice

Alcohol causes a great loss of the body’s nutrients and vitamins. Real, 100% fruit juice is rich in vitamins and minerals and does a great job at restoring what’s been lost within the body.[1] Along with replenishing nutrients and vitamins, juice provides a natural energizing boost, which you will most likely be craving to fight the sluggishness. It also great at detoxifying.

11. Hydrate

It is common knowledge that after a night of drinking the body is dehydrated. Alcohol robs the body’s liquid sources. It is best to compensate for this while drinking instead of the next day. A glass of water between drinks will have a huge effect down the road. Nevertheless, it is important to drink a large amount of water to replenish the body and counteract the hangover.

10. Carbohydrates

Simple carbs are easy on the stomach and help to absorb the alcohol within it. Although it may feel as though anything you put down is going to come right back up, eating is vital to hangover treatment and getting your body back on track.

9. Eggs

Along with being a healthy meal and easy to digest, eggs contain an amino acid that breaks down alcohol. This specific targeting is great for eliminating the toxins and getting rid of a hangover. 

8. Ginger

Ginger is a great natural remedy for the stomach. It eliminates nausea and eases an upset stomach. Its curative properties make it an especially useful natural remedy through times of sickness. It is also a natural painkiller. You may find eating some ginger or drinking some ginger ale or tea will calm an upset stomach. 

7. Munch on some greasy food

burger

Some people experience huge cravings after heavy drinking. This food will absorb the alcohol.[2] The fat and grease in these foods help coat the lining of the stomach and relieve the discomfort.

6. Electrolytes

Alcohol, especially large quantities of it, takes a large toll on the body’s electrolytes. Simply rehydrating with water fails to replenish the loss. Gatorade and other sports drinks are packed with electrolytes.

5. Bananas

Bananas are an awesome natural source of electrolytes, and rich in nutrients and vitamins. The body is in desperate need for these when large amounts of alcohol have entered your system.

4. Toast and honey

toast

Toast with honey is an effective natural remedy for a hangover. The toast is a good source of carbohydrates and nutrient rich honey is great for the stomach and helps towards restoring depleted vitamins and nutrients.

3. Drink coffee

Coffee is mostly recommended after a hangover for those who regularly drink it. However for those in which coffee is not a part of their daily routine, the effects of coffee can make symptoms worse. Be careful. 

2. Get some fresh air

sleep, koala bear

Fresh oxygen can go a long way in treating a hangover. Getting out and about will also get the body moving, which helps blood flow and eliminating toxins.

1. Sleep

Sleeping it off is one effective natural remedy. Deep, restorative sleep aids the body in reclaiming energy and health, especially when combined with these other natural methods for healing a hangover.

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Bibliography

  1. "The Best and Worst Foods to Cure a Hangover." Greatist. 1/03/2015 <Web >
  2. "Common Hangover Cures: Do They Really Work?." WebMD. 26/03/2015 <Web >

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