An ounce of prevention goes a long way to alleviating hangovers. Remember to stay hydrated with water and never drink on an empty stomach!
But, if you happen to be in a bad way, here are 5 tips that can help get you back on your feet:
My favorites are Blue Gatorade (yes, it has to be blue for me) and Vitamin Water- the kind with Vitamin B. Both are great options for getting fluid and electrolytes back into your system.
Vitamin B affect how your liver metabolizes toxins and also has a major impact on your energy levels. Check out why Vitamin B can help here!
Advil or Aspirin
Never take Tylenol with alcohol! It is horrible for your liver and can do long term damage. Stick to Advil, Ibuprofin or Aspirin to relieve that headache.
Certain studies have shown that the protein and other compounds in eggs can help alleviate a hangover. I like to pair mine with an everything bagel. Not scientific, just a preference;) Check out these other food “remedies” from around the globe! Pickle juice, anyone?
Blowfish for Hangovers*
This little gem can be purchased CVS, Amazon, or your local pharmacy. It’s an Alka-Seltzer like fizzy tablet that dissolves in water containing aspirin and caffeine. Advil can be rough on your stomach, but the bubbles help settle your stomach, while the aspirin takes care of your headache and the caffeine attacks the general malaise. It’s the only “hangover cure” I’ve ever tried that even remotely works. I can also see it being a good solution when you wake up not so feeling great in general. Check them out here.
*Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product, but the views expressed are entirely my own.
Do you have any preferred hangover “cures”?