So you have been invited to that happening Sunday night party? But you have to hit the desk the very next morning. Should you or should you not down so many pegs and dance to your favourite tunes? This is the dilemma many face, especially if the party is on a Sunday and not Saturday. We, as usual, have a remedy for just about everything – hangovers included! So do not hesitate to shake your foot and drink to your heart’s content the next time you are called in for an all night bash!
1. Tylenol and Bread Sandwich:
A whacko combo? Well, no! Two slices of bagel or sandwich bread, some Tylenol and 30 ounces of water, after a wild night with the boys or girls, is all you need to head to the office without feeling like a zombie! As funny as this remedy may sound, it sure works wonders. The main problem, however, will be to remember to down this before you hit the sack! What do you have to lose? Try it for yourself!
2. Go Bananas:
Okay, so you partied from sunset to sun up and now you feel nauseous, and you feel like someone is pounding on your head? Eat a few bananas. The best remedy for hangover! While you were getting drunk and running to the restroom a dozen times, your body was losing potassium by the dozen! Bananas are rich in potassium and will restore to your body the lost electrolytes. Simply peel and eat!
3. Bottoms up Some Ginger Tea:
A pounding headache, queasiness and sensitivity to light? That sure sound like symptoms of a bad hangover. So the next time the previous night’s fun turns into a nightmare, leaving you in the dumps the following morning, turn to ginger! This simple remedy for hangover works wonders in treating nausea. If you can manage to hold onto the counter for ten whole minutes, brew yourself some ginger tea by boiling a dozen slices of the ginger root in 4 ounces of water. Strain, add some orange and lemon juice and drink it up. A dash of honey will make the concoction palatable!
4. Yummy Honey:
Nothing like a classic non-alcoholic toddy to banish that nagging headache! If you are green, combine honey, lemon and warm water. While some suggest white sugar instead of honey, we suggest you stick with the latter, for honey contains fructose and mobilizes the alcohol in your body!
5. Binge on Crackers:
Yes, you heard it right! Eat right out of the cracker carton to alleviate symptoms of a nasty hangover. Crackers, toast and other mildly flavoured carbs will soak up the alcohol in your body in no time!
Never ever use another peg of alcohol to cure a hangover!
Other Useful Tips:
1. Water, Water and Water:
Guzzle plenty of water, before you hit the bed. It will help you in nipping dehydration in the bud, and you will wake up feeling a lot better next morning. The more you drink, the more rehydrated will your body get. Drinking water will also flush out the chemicals from your body!
2. Pop In A Pill:
Hey, we are not propagating Aspirin here! Pop in a multivitamin pill such as a B complex supplement to nourish your body and replace the vitamins and minerals lost during your night of fun and carousing!
3. Ice Compress:
Use an ice compress on your forehead if the pain gets unbearable. A few minutes of the cold compress will calm your nerves and make you feel a lot better!
4. Do Not Say No To Food:
We know that eating is perhaps the last thing you want to do when you feel you will throw up any moment. But to recover from a lousy hangover, you do need some sustenance for energy. Stick to clear food like soups and juices that will rehydrate you and are easy to digest.
5. Say No To Drink And Drive:
We do not need to tell you this one! Party all night to your heart’s content, but have somebody drop you back, if you have had a peg too many or even a little! Do not drink and drive – EVER!
These 5 simple home remedies for hangover will make you feel a lot less queasy after a night of fun and frolic. Do share with us any other remedies that may have helped you banish the symptoms of a horrid hangover! Happy partying!