With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I have been getting requests for hangover remedies. Well, your wish is my command. We all know what it is like, to wake up in the morning and feel like you had too much to drink the night before. You partied from sundown to sunup and now you’re paying the price. You have a pounding headache, you feel queasy, dizzy and your muscles ache. You probably have a hangover.
Although we do not like to think of it as such, alcohol is actually a drug. Alcohol is a depressant, and when taken in excess, it fills your body with toxins. Your hangover the next morning is simply your body trying to get rid of those toxins. So, here are a few remedies to ease the suffering next time you experience a dreadful hangover.
Honey contains fructose and replenishes natural sugars that your body has lost. Honey on toast, honey in tea, a spoon full of honey or my personal favorite honey, lemon and hot water. Replenishing your bodies natural sugars will prevent you from getting a nasty headache.
While you were drinking and peeing like a racehorse, a great deal of potassium drained from your body. Bananas are bursting with potassium and will give your body a much-needed kick. You can try making a smoothie with bananas and an all-natural fruit juice. This combination will give your body both natural sugars and potassium, best of both worlds!
Hangovers are greatly caused by dehydration of the body. If you can remember one thing while intoxicated, remember to drink as much water as possible. Not only before bed but also during your night. This will nip dehydration in the bud, allowing you to feel much better in the morning.
Taking a multivitamin, before bed or when you wake up in the morning, is the most effective remedy that I have come across. This simply replaces all the vitamins your body has lost during your night of drinking and minimizes the potential for a hangover.
The next time you have had one drink too many, you can try any or all of these remedies. Just remember to drink and eat a good amount and avoid caffeine because it will only continue to dehydrate you, the opposite of what you want.