Wednesday 1 January 2014

Top Hangover Cures....

Last night some of you may of indulged in a few Alcoholic beverages with it being New Years Eve and today may be feeling a bit worse for wear.....

A nasty hangover is Mother Nature's way of telling you that you had way too much fun the night before. But don't despair....Here are my top tips for surviving a hangover....

Drink Lots of Water
Your body might have been 90% water before you went out but it feels like 9% now. Get your dried out husk of a body over to the sink and drink, drink, drink. Drink until you can't drink anymore, then wait and drink some more.

Drink Sports Drinks

Try to swallow as much of these as you can stand.
Lucozade or Gatorade...These will help to replace a lot of the vitamins, salts and minerals that you got rid of last night. Naturally, the liquid refreshment will do you good too.

Good Old Grease
After a hard night's drinking, your digestive system is under a lot of strain, so bacon, sausages and the works may cause indigestion. However, fat contains lots of calories, so you will get a much-needed energy boost, and eggs and meat are rich in the amino acid, cysteine, which is thought to be good at clearing out toxins.

Painkillers and Antacids
Alcohol is an irritant to the stomach, so aspirin and ibuprofen (also irritants) may make matters worse. Over-the-counter antacids will protect your stomach lining and ease acid indigestion. Meanwhile, a couple of painkillers should quell that brain-splitting headache.

Go Back to Bed
You drank way too much, so you deserve a good rest. This is especially good if you can find someone to wait on your every need.

Hangover sufferers regularly eat tomatoes (soup, pasta sauce, raw, etc.) to ease their symptoms. They're rich in vitamin C, which gets depleted after a night of drinking. This may explain why the classic morning-after drink, Bloody Mary, is so popular.

Hair of the Dog
This is not one for the faint-hearted. Research has shown that it works - but only temporarily. While your body is busy dealing with a new intake of booze, it suspends its torture. But once you stop drinking you're likely to go back to hangover hell.

Fruit Juice
Juice, especially freshly-squeezed, works well because it replaces lost vitamins, the fruit sugar (fructose) boosts your energy levels, and it may play a part in speeding up your body's toxin-ridding process.

Some people swear by a can of coke, cup of tea or black coffee. However, these will only make you feel better for a little while. A hangover is a sign of dehydration, and caffeine also causes dehydration. So this combination may just end up making your head hurt worse.

Happy New Year!!