Hangover Cures

Jill Devine
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I know, I know…you are thinking, “Jill, why didn’t you post this on New Year’s Eve?”  Well, I didn’t find it until now lol!  Plus, there will be plenty of times that you will need to refer to these hangover cures.  I know I am going to study this list very carefully before my bachelorette party!!!!

I found the following hangover cures on yahoo.com:

1. Drink Water
An evil hangover is all about dehydration. So gulp plenty of water post-party and the morning-after to rehydrate. Better yet, prevent a hangover altogether by drinking a water for every cocktail you sip!  - I 100% agree with this.  Drinking water WHILE drinking helps soooo much with the hangover!!!!

2. Chow Down
Pizza, egg sandwiches-hangovers often lead to fast food feasts. But docs at the Mayo Clinic say bland snacks like toast, and crackers are best for boosting blood sugar and settling an upset stomach. - Guilty as charged when it comes to eating fast food after a night of drinking.  Then one fast food meal leads to fast food all day and night.  Maybe I should try crackers next time!

3. Globe Artichoke
Holistic health says that these delicious, yet tough-to-crack, veggies contain substances that can reduce bloating and nausea, two common symptoms of hangovers. According to Sarah Brewer, MD, they can also help protect liver cells from booze. Does spinach artichoke dip count? - I love artichokes!!!!!!!!  I don’t see myself taking the time to prepare one though.  Can I eat them out of the can?

4. Coconut Water
Trendy coconut water is a sort of natural Gatorade. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says coconut water has the same five electrolytes found in our blood, which will help you rehydrate post-partying.  - I have actually heard this helps a hangover, but have never tried it.  I will keep a couple of bottles on hand in preparation.

5. Amazing Eggs
James Bond’s preferred hangover method was the prairie oyster-a raw egg, some Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a glass. But since raw eggs are scary, reach for cooked ones-they’re packed with cysteine, an amino acid vital to detoxing, even if scientists remain dubious. – I can never eat eggs after drinking.  Something about them makes me want to vomit.  I love eggs, but not after drinking so this cure will not work for me.

6. Vitamins
They’re not a cure-all, but a University of California study found that B-Complex vitamins can help hangovers by restoring energy to your aching body. - Makes sense.

7. Lemon Pits
Literally-lemon pits. Some revelers in Puerto Rico swear by rubbing a slice of lemon (or lime) in your armpit before drinking, or afterwards to fight hangover dehydration. We doubt this really works, but, bonus: natural lemony deodorant? - Interesting!

8. Milk Thistle
Always consult a doc before taking any sort of supplement, but this liquid herbal extract is said to work as a “liver tonic.” And we all know excessive drinking = bad for your liver. - Any time the word “doctor” is associated with hangover cures, I will probably pass. 

9. Evening Primrose Oil
It sounds like a luxurious bath product, but this oil from the flowery primrose plant is an age-old alleged hangover cure, as it can help cut down on stomach discomfort and help along liver function. But take it with a grain of salt, as study results are mixed. – I’ll pass.

10. Sweat
You’re not actually sweating out that tequila when you hit the gym the morning after your holiday party. But exercise can help in the way of endorphins! - Who wants to work out after a night of drinking!!??!?!  That sounds miserable.  Another cure I will go ahead and pass on.

11. Sleep
Time heals all wounds, including hangovers. Docs at the Mayo Clinic say the best remedy is to go back to sleep and hope your hangover is gone by the time you wake up! – This is my favorite cure!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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