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The Top 5 Cures for a Hangover

By Edited Jul 4, 2015 0 0

So what's it all about. We all love to go out and party, let our hair down from time to time. Sometimes it can be just going out for a quiet drink, but events lead you on. Anyway what ever, we all drink too much alcohol at times. Which can be great fun, its just the day afterwards, the hangover. How do you cure a hangover.


The problem is that alcohol is a diuretic, this means it removes fluids from your body, so drinking excessively will lead to dehydration. Dehydration is what causes many of the symptoms of a hangover. Alcohol can upset your stomach and give you a bad night’s sleep.  Also you can still have some alcohol in your system the next morning.


Now some people will say the best cure for a hangover is not to drink !!! But that's just boring. If you want to drink and be sensible about it, then my advice is to stick with the same drink throughout the evening. Mixing drinks will most definitely hit you for six. Also, as an individual you will have your preferences on what drink you enjoy and what drink you know will get you blind drunk in next to no time. I have a friend who will easily drink beer all night, anything up to ten pints and more. But, give him a glass of red wine and he will have trouble standing up. So, please choose your drink sensibly and don't mix them.


Most people go out for a drink and to party and have a great time. But its the same old story a few people spoils it for the rest. Some people can't take their drink, well if you know that your going to get stupid, don't drink so much, change your drink, or stay indoors. For this small minority there are downsides, which can be very serious, such as loss of control over emotions, anger or moroseness and poor decision-making. Drinking too much in a single night can result in fatal alcohol poisoning. In other words, you can literally drink yourself to death.


When it comes to 'How to cure a hangover' There isn't a one size fits all kind of cure. You may need to try different remedies before you know which works best for you, sort of trial and error. To be perfectly honest there are few options that actually bring relief. Time is truly the only cure for a hangover. If no more alcohol is consumed, hangover symptoms normally decrease between 8-24 hours. However, there are several hangover cures or remedies that will speed the process up and get you on your toes.


Number one: Water. When you get up in the morning drink plenty of water. Better still have a drink of water before you go to bed. Dehydration is a major side effect of alcohol intake. This causes some of the most common symptoms associated with hangovers - like headache, dizziness and light headedness. The quickest, easiest and cheapest way to relieve these symptoms, is . . . to drink lots and lots of water.

One little drinking tip here, It's also suggested that when your out on the town, every time you finish a drink of alcohol, you should drink a glass of water, before your next round. This will dilute the concentration of alcohol in your blood and helps prevent dehydration.


Number two: Get into action. A little workout can help flush out toxins. It also gets you to drink more fluids and goes some way to distracting you from the incessant pounding in your head. Okay, it's hard to even think about working out after a night of heavy drinking, so it's suggested you find out a 'workout buddy'. This way, you'll be able to workout with a little more encouragement and enthusiasm. You don't have to go to a gym for workout, best to keep it simple. Something like running, swimming or cycling. Anything that makes you sweat.


Number three:  Eggs. Yes that's right, eggs. Eggs are a good source of protein and energy, so if you're suffering from a hangover - eat eggs. Eggs contain cysteine, which breaks down acetaldehyde in the body, so eating eggs the morning after a drinking binge can help the symptoms of a hangover by removing alcohol metabolite toxin from the body. If you're stomach's not in the mood for fried eggs, you can always make scrambled eggs.


Number four: Go Bananas. Because alcohol is diuretic in nature it depletes the body of potassium. Therefore, eating bananas or any other fruit that's high in potassium, can replenish the potassium and lost electrolytes during a hangover. Believe it or not, eating bananas is one of the quickest ways to cure a hangover. You can eat raw bananas or , better still. Do what I do. I make a banana milkshake with honey. The banana helps soothe your stomach while honey builds up depleted blood sugar levels. The milk soothes the stomach and re-hydrates your system. Bananas are also a rich source of important electrolytes, magnesium and potassium, which are severely depleted during heavy alcohol intake. Magnesium can help relax those thumping blood vessels that are the cause of that hangover headache. Bananas are also a natural antacid, which stops you feeling nauseous.


Number five:  Painkillers. Yes many people just head straight for the medicine cabinet. Medicines and pills are seen as a quick fix for a hangover. Aspirin and Ibuprofen may reduce headache and muscular pain, but they shouldn't be used if you're experiencing abdominal pain or nausea. These medicines are gastric irritants and can compound gastrointestinal hangover symptoms. In addition, Tylenol should not be taken for a hangover, because alcohol's metabolism only enhances the acetaminophen's toxicity. By all means, use an over-the-counter painkiller such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen to help ease the headache, but keep one thing in mind - take the pills on the morning after and not before going to bed when the alcohol is still in high volume in your system.


Always remember natural is best so please, forget the quick fix syndrome. Make yourself a healthy natural banana milkshake with honey. You'll feel much better for it.



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