Hangover: How to cure it

December 5, 2011 0 Comments

The alarm goes off, and it feels as if someone is hitting you with a hammer. It is the next

morning after a night of drinking, and your head is pounding and your body is aching. Your mouth is dried,you are thirsty. You try to move to a more comfortable position, and it only hurts more. To make matters worse, when you, moveyou discover that you are dizzy and nauseated. The room seems as if it is spinning. You put one foot on the floor to make it stop. It doesn’t work. You have a hangover.


The term hangover refers to a constellation of unpleasant and painful symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol. Those symptoms can range from mild discomfort to the more severe symptoms described above.

There is no set amount of alcohol that will cause a hangover, since each individual reacts to alcohol differently, but generally, the more you had to drink, the more severe the hangover symptoms. But don’t despair, here are ten wild and wonderful hangover cures that just might do the trick and get you back on your feet.


Top Ten Hangover cures:


  • Lots of Water

Your body might have been 90% water before you went out but it feels like 9% now. Get your dried out husk of a body over to the sink and drink                plenty of water.
  • Tomatoes
Hangover sufferers regularly eat tomatoes (soup, pasta sauce, raw, etc.) to ease their symptoms. They’re rich in vitamin C, which gets depleted after a night             of drinking. This may explain why the classic morning-after drink, Bloody Mary, is so popular.

  • Caffeine
Some people swear by a can of coke, cup of tea or black coffee. However, these will only make you feel better for

a little while. A hangover is a sign of dehydration, and caffeine also causes dehydration. So this combination may just end up         making your head hurt worse.

  • Painkillers and Antacids
Alcohol is an irritant to the stomach, so aspirin and ibuprofen (also irritants) may make matters worse. Over-the-counter antacids will protect your stomach lining and ease acid indigestion. Meanwhile, a couple of Tylenol should quell that brain-splitting headache.

  • Greasy food:

What you eat after drinking doesn’t matter—it’s what you eat before all those Jagerbombs that can help lessen the pain the next day. Food helps slow the absorption of alcohol, and the longer it takes the alcohol to reach your blood stream, the longer it is until you become intoxicated.

  • Gatorade:

We definitely don’t feel like competing in sports events when we’re hung over, but  many of us will consume sports drinks in our  alcohol-induced states of  dehydration.



  • Ginger:

A well known digestive aid, ginger tea or ginger juice mixed with water is believed   to relieve nausea by  soothing the                           digestive lining and balancing gastric juices.

  • Abstinence:

There is a surefire way to avoid a hangover. It works for everyone! It’s always available! And it’s free! Unfortunately, it involves not drinking.


  • Exercise:    

A good, healthy release of endorphins, combined with fresh air, could boost your mood and help your body rid itself of                the toxins you shot into it the night before.




Have a favorite hangover cure we missed? Feel free to share in the comments.


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