3 of the Best Home Remedies for a Hangover

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In the Philippines, liquor distributors are dedicated to offering only the widest range of products for its customers. That’s why most bars in the country are often ready to serve anything from whiskey, to vodka, to tequila, and even to good old-fashioned beer.

Of course, drinks like these often accompany those set on spending their nights having fun and letting loose. More often than not these people end up flat-faced drunk at the end of it all, though, and unfortunately for them that means having to experience hangovers in the morning.

Many who do often just wait for it to disappear on its own. There’s nothing wrong with that, but here are better ways to handle it. In actuality there are a lot of do-it-yourself methods one can employ to get rid of it quicker. Best of all, no special equipment is required – everything needed can be found in every standard home’s kitchen.

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1. Drink some water

Overconsumption of alcoholic beverages can lead one to experience dehydration. That’s because alcohol inhibits bodies from producing anti-diuretic hormones, which is in charge of regulating the body’s fluid re-absorption. Other factors such as increased urination and vomiting can also affect the body’s ability to retain water.

That said, it’s important to replenish. Drink one or two cups after waking up and spend the rest of the day sipping on more whenever the mouth starts to feel sticky or dry.

Also, avoid drinking anything else if possible. Doing so will allow the body to clean itself out for a day, removing toxins and other unwanted elements easily.

2. Have a hearty breakfast

Try to grab a hearty breakfast of oats, bread, or cereals, as these easy-to-digest foods are sure to aid the body during the recovery process. Whatever nutrients and electrolytes you may have lost will slowly be replenished, and soon enough the body will revert back to its original state.

Be careful though, as some foods may worsen the situation. For example, going for some greasy sausages or fried eggs may end up overtaxing the boy’s digestive system instead, thus making one feel more sluggish.

3. Sip some honey

For those experiencing a throbbing pain their heads, a few servings of honey may be all it takes to make it go away. That’s because its high levels of potassium are sure to replace whatever the body may have lost the night before.

Honey is a good source of fructose as well, which is a type of sugar the assists the body in processing alcohol

4. Drink a glass of tomato juice

As with honey, tomato juice is another great source of fructose. The only difference is that it has even more vitamins and minerals, most of which are also helpful in getting one back on their feet.

That’s because fructose – otherwise known as fruit sugar – helps cure hangovers by replacing all of the body’s lost glucose. It in turn speeds up the body’s ability to process any remaining alcohol.


5. Eat some bananas

Bananas can do a lot to help cure a hangover. Firstly, it is a well-known source of potassium, which the body needs after a night of drinking. That’s because potassium – along with chloride and sodium – is a major electrolyte found within the body. It plays a vital role in helping one’s cells communicate with each another to facilitate bodily functions, seeing as they are the ones in charge of carrying its electrical impulses.
Secondly, it also calms one of the hangover’s most notorious symptoms: an upset stomach. That’s thanks to potassium once again, and coupled with its relatively low sugar content it can also help give you a quick energy boost to get you through your first few hours after waking up.

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