So, following the customary New Year drinking carousal with your friends, you have hit rock bottom and are barely figuring out where you are. Finding your house keys, cell phone, and remembering your New Year’s resolution looks like a Herculean task. You’ve got a pounding headache and staring at a tube light feels like staring straight into the sun. Even the sights and scents of crisp freshly fried bacon for breakfast would turn your stomach. Now, if you are still wondering as to why you are going through such grimy emotions, I guess what you are going through can be summed up in one word: Hangover!
Now you are waiting hopelessly for a Messiah to come and relieve you from this world of endless agony. In such times of despair, in the spirit of McDowell’s Asli Yaari, the following five godsend hangover cures will definitely come in handy.
Guess the saying, “Let’s go Bananas” was saved for this day. While you are drinking and going to washroom back and forth, lot of potassium is drained from your body. Eating a banana helps in restoring that lost potassium which will give you the much needed boost. And guess what, you just have to peel and eat. No special skillset required.
Ginger has been always used to treat nausea and seasickness. Since hangover and seasickness are very similar to each other, Ginger works wonders. If you are really down and dusted, the best option is to drink ginger ale. If you manage to stand upright for 10 minutes, then brew some ginger tea.
Honey and Lemons
The classic combination to strike out hangover is honey, lemon and hot water. This beverage quickly replenishes fluids and sugars that you lose out on while chugging alcohol. The major key is to use honey instead of white sugar as honey contains fructose which makes up for the metabolism of alcohol. Make a perfect blend by boiling 1 cup water and mix in honey and lemon juice to taste. Surprise your liver with something new for a change.
Rice, Toast, or Soup
We understand that looking at food is tough for now, but so was chugging that bottle of beer for a dare. Take baby steps with clear liquids until you can tolerate something solid. Slowly graduate into mild, easy-to-digest foods such as plain toast, rice or clear soup.
Orange juice is something that you need to dive into during the event of hangovers. The juice will help raise your sugar levels and help ease some of your hangover symptoms. Avoid orange juice in case your stomach is upset and switch to apple juice instead.
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