I can remember way back when I was young enough to not get hangovers. I couldn’t understand what people were talking about. Then one night I was out with some family shooting some pool, drinking some beer and just having a good time. Next thing I know I’m waking up on my sisters couch with a small trash can next to me. And I was so glad it was there. The miserable pain I felt that day I will never forget, and either will my sister! I’ve come a long way since then, just ask my Austin buddies about all those nights out on 6th street. I always thought the best way to cure a hangover was to just tough it out. How I wish that I knew then what I know now.
I’ve compiled a list of proven hangover cures that are certain to help you through those “Dreaded Hangovers”. I’m going to share a few then let you know where you can find the rest.
First I’ll start out with prevention. Simply avoid alcohol (yeah right). Drink in moderation. This will get easier as you get older. Make sure you eat. This reduces the concentration of alcohol in your stomach.
Ok, on with the cures.
- Try a good old fashion bloody mary. It works, because while your bloods dealing with the new intake of alcohol, it’s ignoring the old stuff. And in the meantime, the tomato juice and celery are full of vitamins and they help you gain energy.
- Exercise! A little workout can help flush out the toxins. It also gets you to drink more liquids and distracts you from the pounding in your head. Any type of cardio that gets your heart beading and blood flowing is going to help you recover faster.
- High Quality H2O. Drink lots and lots of water. Dehydration is a major side effect of alcohol intake. This is what causes the headaches and dizziness. If you don’t feel like water, Gatorade will also work. Tip: Drink a glass of water between each alcoholic drink to dilute the alcohol that goes into your bloodstream.
- Painkillers! Aspirin or ibuprofen may reduce headache and muscular pain, but they shouldn’t be used if your experiencing stomach pain or nausea. Tylenol should not be used because alcohols metabolism only enhances the acetaminophen’s toxicity. Tip: Take the pills on the morning after and not before going to bed when alcohol is still in high volume in your system.
- Got Eggs? Eggs are a good source of protein and energy, so if you’re suffering from a hangover- eggs. Eggs can help the symptoms of a hangover by removing alcohol metabolite toxin from the body.
- Go Bananas! Alcohol is diuretic and depletes the body of potassium. So eating bananas or any other fruit high in potassium can replenish the body of its potassium and electrolytes. I have a great recipe for a banana smoothie, hit me up if your interested.
- Honey! Honey is widely believed to cure hangover symptoms. Try a couple of teaspoons every couple of hours of plain honey. If you don’t like it straight, then mix it in with some water or tea.
That is just a few hangover remedies that you can try. For the complete list go to
Do you have any hangover cures?