I won’t believe it if you deny ever having had a hangover. It’s happened to everyone I know, at least once and, for others, it’s a weekend staple; party on Saturday, recover on Sunday. With St. Patrick’s Day weekend just behind us, you might find these hangover cures useful. It might help to ice your head and sip some water as you read this!
WHY DOES YOUR HEAD ACHE SO? Alcohol creates a chemical reaction in your body, which in small amounts is easily metabolized. In large quantities, your body reacts to what is, in effect, toxic poisoning. Alcohol causes dehydration, depletion of Vitamins A, B and C which in turn cause symptoms of dry mouth, headache, nausea and fatigue. Dehydration causes the blood vessels in your body to contract and the reduced blood flow results in a headache. Sound familiar? Now let´s get to the business of getting rid of the headache and the hangover.
Read Related: Menudo Recipe: A Hangover Helper1. A big greasy breakfast high in carbs. Some swear that a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast will set them right in no time. If your stomach is already irritated by too much alcohol, pass on the grease and go for starch: a baked potato or a bagel might work best. I’ll vouch for this one. Nothing like a good salty bagel to help the hangover dissipate. Or a sickeningly sweet donut will do the same and replenish glucose stripped away by alcohol. 2. Stock up on the vitamins leached away by alcohol. Orange juice, tomato juice, or a mega vitamin C tablet will help restore the vitamin balance to your alcohol ravaged body. A banana or a fresh orange works just as well and the banana in particular will help your tummy.