List of Hangover Remedies
Are you looking for hangover remedies? You're not alone. Many people search for that magic combination that will relieve their aching heads and upset stomachs after a night of over imbibing.
Unfortunately, that elusive remedy remains out of reach for many because everyone's metabolism is a little different. This means the remedy one person swears by may not work for someone else.
So, here is a list of the most popular hangover remedies people recommend. Perhaps one or a combination of remedies will turn out to be the one that works for you.
Coffee and a Pain Reliever
If a splitting headache is your main hangover symptom, there's a quick way to fix that. Take a pain reliever and wash it down with a cup of coffee. The combination will help break your headache and get you going again.
Just be sure to limit yourself to one cup, and then switch to another beverage that doesn't contain more caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic, so it helps you shed water. That is the last thing you need when your body is already dehydrated after drinking too many cocktails.
Eat a Banana
When you drink too much, you wash a lot of the electrolytes out of your body. Bananas contain potassium, magnesium calcium and sodium, so eating one or two can help settle your empty stomach and replace some of those lost electrolytes.
Drink a Virgin Bloody Mary
After over indulging, it's really not a good idea to put even more alcohol into your system as some people suggest with the "hair of the dog that bit you" philosophy. Skip the vodka, and make yourself an alcohol free Bloody Mary. The tomato juice contains fructose that will help remove any lingering alcohol from your system.
Have a Sports Drink
Drinking products like Gatorade or Powerade can help you rehydrate and replace lost electrolytes. Restoring the balance in your system can help you begin to recover from a hangover a little quicker than simply drinking plain water.
Drink Some Decaf Tea
Drinking decaf tea will help put more fluid back into your system. If you make it a peppermint tea with lemon, that will help even more. Peppermint can help settle your stomach, and the vitamin C in the lemon helps your liver break down the alcohol that's still in your system.
The Best Remedy Is Prevention
You can try all the remedies you want after the fact, but the best hangover remedy is to avoid overindulging in the first place. The body takes approximately one to two hours to process the alcohol contained in one drink. So, limit the total number of alcoholic beverages your drink, and space them out with some glasses of water in between. You're more likely to stay hydrated that way, and you're bound to feel better in the morning than if you hadn't.
Warning: If your hangover symptoms are severe, contact your physician or seek emergency help. You may be suffering from alcohol poisoning which is potentially deadly.