Oct 10

Learn How To Cure A Hangover

How To Cure A Hangover (courtesy of Howcast.com)

Nothing’s more fun than having a few drinks with friends…until the room starts spinning, your mouth is parched and your head feels like it’s about to explode. Here’s how to feel human again! You will need:

Plenty of water

Some burnt toast

An effervescient pain reliever

Some ibuprofen

A sports drink

A greasy bacon, egg and cheese sandwich

A cola

Optional:

Some salt

Vitamins B-1, B-6 and C

The amino acid supplement, N-Acetyl-Cisteine

Step 1 – Because most of a hangover’s vile symptoms are the result of dehydration, drink as much water as you can when you get home from your big night out. You can speed up the hydration process by adding a ½ teaspoon of salt to each quart of water you drink. The salt helps the body absorb the water.

Step 2 – Burn yourself some toast! Studies show that carbon helps absorb the impurities released when alcohol has metabolized in your body. You may also want to keep vitamins B-1 and B-6, vitamin C, and amino acid supplement N-Acetyl-Cysteine on hand in your medicine chest. Taking them together has been proven to reduce hangover symptoms.

Step 3 – If your stomach is upset, go for the pop pop fizz fizz of effervescient tablets. They will help neutralize your stomach acid.

Step 4 – If you have a headache, take ibuprofen. Mixing aspirin and alcohol can irritate the lining of your stomach, and mixing acetaminophen and alcohol can increase your risk of liver damage. Never take aspirin before drinking! Studies show it can increase your blood alcohol level by a whopping 30%!

Step 5 – In the morning, have a sports drink to replace the electrolytes your body has lost.

Step 6 – Indulge in a nice, greasy, bacon, egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. People swear by it as a cure, and scientists speculate it helps because the carbs raise blood sugar levels, fat absorbs alcohol, and the salt replaces your body’s depleted sodium. For extra sodium, and extra pep, add a few dashes of hot sauce to your egg sandwich!

Step 7 – Nauseous? Drink a cola! It contains phosphoric acid, the ingredient in the drug Emetrol, which controls vomiting.

Step 8 – When all else fails, climb back into bed – there’s a reason they call it Sleeping It Off!

Did you know? Champagne causes the worst hangovers!

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