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14 Most Effective Hangover Remedies That Will Make You Feel Like A Person Again!

Alright, for those of you still in pain from last night, we’re here to save your day from the ‘please kill me’ hangover phase you are going through. The finest way to find a cure for a hangover is getting a ‘hang’ of its symptoms (which, trust me, are so sad and impossible to ignore, that you’ll definitely know when they are there). If we look at it one way, a hangover itself is an assortment of symptoms and signs telling the unpleasant tale of your adventure with heavy drinking gone wrong. The symptoms of a hangover arise when your blood alcohol level drops so low that it’s almost near zero. Here are some of the hangover symptoms that you simply shouldn’t miss.

1. Unquenchable thirst and dehydration

2. Horrible, unending muscle aches and headaches (you can feel them ripping you from the inside)

3. Motion sickness accompanied by equally horrible nausea and vomiting

4. Repulsion and irritation from light sources

5. An unshakable shakiness and dizziness

6. Trouble sleeping and difficulty concentrating

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The best and the only way out of this trouble is by swearing off drinking too much. But, if only that were a promise that was easy to keep! So, don’t you worry, because here I have some of the best hangover remedies to make you forget this nightmare and make you feel like a person again (believe me, that’s possible!). Just have some faith (and some restraint, if possible) and get cooking.

1. The much-needed heavenly hydration with water – the best hangover cure!

The worst thing excessive drinking does is dehydrating our bodies. A hangover is basically the dehydration screaming in high pitch. Water provides you the soothing hydration that fights off the fatigue, nausea, headaches, confusion, and revitalizes you to tackle all the other symptoms of the massive hangover you’re nursing. Rehydrating is your best bet for curing your lightheadedness and the loss you suffered from puking.

2. What you need is the fizz of some caffeine-free soda

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Aldehyde dehydrogenase, or ALDH as you know it, is to be blamed for the hangover symptoms that are haunting you. The timely intake of caffeine-free soda like Sprite not only soothes you, but also contributes effortlessly to helping your body process the ALDH more quickly by enhancing your metabolic functioning. So, though you feel like you’re all saturated with the fluids from last night, keep sipping some clear soda to help you recover.

3. Calories are something your body is secretly craving, so – eat up!

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Not from the books, but right from the experiences of the folks who’ve been there and done that – eating your breakfast is one of the first things you need to do. Your food contains the electrolytes and calories your body needs to refuel its strength. You should also take care to select foods that are easy to digest, like eggs.

4. Say ‘no’ to acidic and spicy foods and a big ‘yes’ to mild-flavored carbohydrates

Here are some tips for planning your hangover meals. Foods that are rich in spices and oils may seem quite tempting, but digesting them can be a lot of hard work for your already taxed system. If the word of some deep-diving drunks and scientific studies is to be believed, foods like cereals, crackers, and toast, on the other hand, can help you alleviate nausea like magic.

5. The timeless method of killing the pain with an aspirin

The terrible head banging sensation is something you simply can’t avoid. But what you can avoid is taking Acetaminophen because of how it can damage your liver with alcohol metabolites. Your best painkilling friend for a hangover is an Aspirin or Ibuprofen. Just make sure you read the instructions carefully, and if you’re not able to even keep those painkillers down, don’t take any other dose. Letting your body recover enough to accept the meds is all you should do at that point.

6. Getting some grease in before will work wonders

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When you’re heading out drinking, it’s only wise to have a little precautionary ritual. What I’m talking about is filling your belly with grease before drinking heavily. From a spoonful of olive oil to the fatty delicacies like pizza, this type of food can help you grease your intestines, which causes the alcohol to be absorbed at a slower rate, making you less hungover when you wake up.

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7. Benefit from the odd combination of banana and pretzels or potato with milk

High in both salt and potassium, eating the peculiar combo of banana and pretzels can be your sure step towards feeling better. The electrolytic quality of the food prevents further dehydration and keeps your energy levels intact. Similarly, the not-so delicious combo of milk and potatoes can be just the sources you need to replenish the calcium and potassium in your body. With these minerals working to guard your body, you can hope for a quicker, easier, and better recovery.

8.  Ginger can work wonders for your hungover head!


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After the horrible headaches, motion sickness is the next nightmare that comes with a hangover. Ginger is one of the best hangover remedies you can blindly rely upon to rescue you from all the troubles of nausea and vomiting. If you have the taste for it, you can nibble on the root plain, and if not, there’s always the ginger tea to help you sip in the cure. It not only helps in alleviating the nausea, but also betters your insides with its many medicinal benefits.

9. Sugary prevention while drinking could keep you immune from the hangover risks

Many drinkers prefer munching on some sugary delights after getting drunk. But, it’ll surprise you how sugar intake while drinking can work wonders in preventing hangovers from happening. All you need to do is sip on some orange juice shots along with the booze, and the fructose you deliver to your digestive system will speed up the metabolism of alcohol, allowing you to recover faster.

10. Get drunk on a perfect ‘pH shot’

It’s one of the best kitchen hangover remedies that’ll make your hangover a distant memory. What overdrinking does to you can be generally outlined as gastrointestinal inflammation. This recipe of this ‘pH shot’ contains one part kale, half parts lemon with the rind, a thumb size ginger root, a fourth of a cucumber, a fourth cupful of pineapple, and 3oz water. Just blend these together and you’ll have your hangover-killing elixir full of antioxidants and inflammation curing goodness.

11. The classic goodness of honey and lemon in boiled water

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Your body suffers a great loss of essential minerals and vitamins due to the dehydration caused by hangovers. This wonderful recipe of honey and lemon is a tasteful way of replenishing your body in no time. Honey works well in fixing the fluctuation in your blood sugar levels and lemon is unbeatable in providing you the vitamins you need so much. So, just have a shot of honey and lemon in boiled water, and you’ll feel better in no time.

12. Brew some milk thistle tea to get rid of the toxins

Your poor liver is the one that suffers the most due to your excessive alcohol consumption. But you can better its condition with the remarkable efficiency of milk thistle tea. It works exceptionally well in cleansing the harmful toxins out of your liver, which is a must for remedying your hangover. Just boil a teaspoonful of milk thistle seeds in a cup of water, drain them, sip it, and you’ll feel good as new.

13. Sweating your toxins out is a great U-turn toward feeling like a person again

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Another healthy and efficient way of getting those toxins out of your body is engaging activities like walking, running, and swimming. When the troublesome toxins leave your body through your sweat, there’s no way you won’t feel better and energized instantly.

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14. The best hangover remedy ever is keeping your hands off the booze!

Well, need I say more? This is the only foolproof idea for a hangover remedy, even if it doesn’t sound like much fun!

Now that you have experienced what a terrible tale a hangover can be, I can only wish that you’ll try your best not to repeat it again. But in case it does happens (which I’m sure, it will) now you also know what cures a hangover. So, happy drinking, I guess!

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14 Effective Hangover Remedies To Make You Feel Like A Human Again
Nursing a hangover after a night of overindulgence? Worry not for here we have the best hangover remedies that will make you feel like a human again! ;)
Shruti Fatehpuria

Shruti Fatehpuria

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