You’ll probably recognize this scenario. It’s sunday and last night you went out with your friends to celebrate the weekend. You started with one glass of wine, took another one because you had such a great time, and now you don’t even remember how many glasses you’ve had. So you have a horrible hangover. But how can you get rid of it? We’ve collected some healthy cures for a hangover for you.
Water is an absolute must. Alcohol can cause dehydration, as you may know, when you drink a couple classes of alcohol you will make some extra trips to the bathroom. So make sure you drink enough water to stay hydrated. You can also order a water with every wine you drink so you can fill the fluids you’re losing.
I’m not sure if coffee is really healthy but it will definitely help you to get you through the day. The coffee will make you sharper. It doesn’t have lasting benefits, and caffeine can both treat and cause headaches and migraines, so this is more what your personal preference is. Make sure to drink water when you take a cup of coffee. Like said above, staying hydrated is really important.
Toast or Crackers
When you can’t keep anything in, try to eat some toast or crackers. When you drank a lot of alcohol, your liver is busy metabolizing the alcohol. Therefore your liver can’t produce more glucose from stored carbs. Your blood sugar levels stays down and you can feel irritable and tired. If you eat crackers or toast, the carbs will help your blood sugar level to stay up.
One drink is usually metabolized by your body in about an hour. So the ‘sweat it out’ theory is a myth. Of course exercising makes your body release endorphin which can boost your mood! Maybe burning some calories may also ease your guilt about how much you drank. Just make sure you stay hydrated during your workout!
Last but not least: Prevention
When you read this, it’s probably too late for prevention. But for your next evening out, try to limit your drinks to one every hour. And also drink a glass of water with every drink. More than five drinks in one sitting is considered ‘heavy drinking’ , think about that before you order that extra round..
Hopefully these tips will help you to ease your hangover.
X Lisanne (@lisanne_fgc)