1: DRINK SLOWLY & SENSIBLY (Swear by it!)
Limit your drinks to about one every hour. (Logic? Our body takes about 60-75 mins to metabolize each beer (or wine or shot) so, Drink faster > blood alcohol level rises faster > more dehydration > Hangover worse than 3rd degree torture)
Bartender’s advice: Hit the Rocks; an all star strategy, your drink gets diluted with each melting ice cube, so you drink slow.
Put Your Mouth to Work: Have a conversation to pace your guzzling and EAT something (try carbs!). That way you buy your body some time to metabolize the alcohol.
Oops! While you were busy having the buzz of your life, you forgot timing it?
2: HAVE A FINISHING SHOT OF…WHEATGRASS!
Not really able to contain my happiness about discovering this wonderful detoxifier that flushes toxins out while hydrating cells, healing the gut and deodorizing breath. Wheatgrass – it’s like a miracle elixir shot. And did I mention INSTANT??
So do your intestines a favor and have it as your last shot and may be the morning after for hangover cure & to further cleanse your system.
3: and PUKE!!
However nasty it may seem, it works almost each time. I mean clearly, no alcohol in system means no torture next morning, though you might still feel a little hungover, you at least won’t be roaming around your office like a creepy zombie.
Bloody Hell…The horrific monster is here!
Seems like you did not follow any of the above word. So face it. There’s no true cure for hangovers. It sucks, I know. Scientists have been able to cure poxes and taken the insides of an atom out but have not yet succeeded in finding a foolproof cure for hangovers .
Anyway, the battle isn’t all lost yet. One can still do a few things to speed up recovery.
1: SLEEP IT OFF
(I say, make it your BFF at this point) your body needs proper recovery time for hangover cure so, call in sick at office, if possible (with your horrible voice they might even believe you, unless someone saw you guzzling at the bar last night). But as you know, not everyone has the luxury of sleep, so…
2: DRINK IT OUT
(Do you remember yourself romancing your bathroom porcelain last night? Just Kiddin’) Well Chemistry tells us how much Alcohol molecules love water, so on a day when your whole body including brain, is sucked dry by your bladder, drinking water is just the right thing to do (I suggest coconut water, its tastier) and alcohol will hug every drop of water you take in. Want it sprinter fast? Get a IV of D5-Ringer’s lactate.
3: VISIT DR.GINGER
Chew a tiny bud or sip it up as tea, works like charm for an upset stomach. (Tried and tested personally) Picture it as a soothing balm for your irritated insides. Just make sure to have a loaf of bread or toast first.
A MYTH BUSTED
Some suggest treating the hangover by “Hair of the dog” (drinking more alcohol ) the morning after. It’s a risky habit, it only stalls or delays the appearance of symptoms. So, AVOID at all costs.
A NEW RAY OF HOPE
Few Chinese researchers have concluded that, “Sprite” helps break down acetaldehyde, a metabolite of ethanol, which according to the study is the main culprit behind the headaches, dizziness and nausea. However, the in-vitro (laboratory) findings are yet to be verified in-vivo (on a live organism).
I say, why wait for Chinese to take out another report? Give Sprite a try and post your experience as comments below.
With all said and done (Phew!) I need a drink now!
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