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Saturday, August 13 2022
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Party time: Ease the nasty Hangover

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With the party season, it’s good to have handy “hangover cure” for the mornings after a wild night, while the research on this topic is limited and there’s no one solution to fix all the symptoms of a hangover, a few things can help alleviate specific problems. Here’s the list:

Water

H2O is a must. As you likely know from the frequent trips to the bathroom during a night of debauchery, alcohol is a diuretic and can cause dehydration. Before falling into bed drink at least 16 to 20 ounces of water.

Sports Drinks

The diuretic effect of alcohol may cause the body to lose some electrolytes thus sports drinks can be an option, but research has shown that water is the best, so instead save your money.

Coffee

Caffeine can both treat and cause headaches and migraines, so this one is a personal preference although they may vary from person to person.

Toast or Crackers

Normally when blood sugar levels dip, your liver reacts by producing more glucose from stored carbohydrates, a toast or a cracker while drinking or after drinking may help to maintain the sugar level.

Greasy Food

On the other hand what you eat after drinking doesn’t really 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. Thus eating a lot of greasy food is a good idea to avoid the next menace.

Pain Medication

Medication is although not recommended but it may ease a pounding headache (depending on the doctor’s suggested dosage).

Exercise

One drink, 12-ounce beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor metabolize your body for about an hour and “sweat it out”. Relatively some people also say that exercise is not a cure for hangover or maybe they are just too lazy.

Exercise releases endorphin that could boost your mood. And burning off a few calories may ease your guilt about how much you drank. Just be sure you keep your water bottle handy so you don’t become even more dehydrated.

The Best Cure: Prevention

Limit your drinks to about one every hour. Your body metabolizes each beer (or wine or shot) in about 60 to 75 minutes. Drink faster and your blood alcohol level rises faster. Eat before you drink and follow the above rules to avoid the pain. Thus lets all pledge to be sober this New Year!!!

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