Tips to Help You Beat a Hangover
So you went a little too hard last night, and now you’re waking up and paying the price. We’ve all been there, collectively swearing to ourselves to never touch alcohol again. I think it’s fair to say hangovers are the absolute worst, and while in the throes of one, you’d do just about anything to make it stop. Luckily, there are some nifty tips you can follow to help you beat a hangover.
After heavy drinking, your body can be heavily dehydrated, which can lead to a variety of nasty symptoms that are commonly associated with a hangover. The first thing you should do upon waking up after a night of drinking is down a nice big glass of water, or even better, get some electrolytes into your system. This will help flush out toxins and rehydrate your body.
Take a pain reliever
To help with the headache and achy feelings, take an Aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation and alleviate the pain associated with it. It’s important to note that you should stay away from acetaminophen (Tylenol), as it can accentuate the toxic effects of alcohol in your liver.
While nausea may make the thought of eating wholly unappealing, eating a big meal is the best way to replenish your body’s nutrients. Try going for a meal with foods that are easy to digest, like toast, cereal, or fruit. Some foods that can replenish your electrolytes are dairy, coconut water, bananas, watermelon, and avocado.
Take some vitamin B6
B6 is an absolute must when it comes to beating a hangover. Studies have shown that taking 1200 milligrams have a profound effect in limiting the negative symptoms of a hangover. B6 can be found in multivitamins in addition to poultry, liver, potatoes, and non-citrus fruits.
Ginger is one of the best natural remedies for nausea and has been used for centuries by people to alleviate such symptoms. Try nibbling on a bit of crystallized ginger the morning after drinking, or make some ginger honey tea to help reduce any nausea.
This may not be the most appealing thing while fighting a hangover, but getting outside and working up a light sweat is a great way to flush the toxins in your body. This can include going for a brisk walk or doing some yoga. Either way, elevating your heart rate and working up a sweat can help flush out toxins and reduce the length of time your hangover is.
Drink some coffee or tea
Neither has a magical property when it comes to alleviating a hangover, but the caffeine in these drinks can work wonders for reducing the grogginess associated with a hangover.