It’s inevitable: at one point or another, you’re going to wake up with a horrible hangover. With the holidays, and holiday parties, only a few weeks away, here are some tips on how to beat that nasty hangover so you can get on with your life… and get to that next holiday party!
1. Sleep It off
Sleep can be the best cure, although that’s not always possible. Before going back to sleep, if you can, drink a large glass of water. It will help, trust me!
2. Drink Plenty of Water
One of the main causes of a hang-over headache is dehydration, so be sure to drink plenty of cool water.
3. Get Some Grains
Vitamin B will help your body recover, so eating whole grains or leafy green veggies (which are rich in Vitamin B) is a great way to begin to heal.
4. Have Some Grapefruit
Like Vitamin B, Vitamin C will help your body recover from a hangover, so grab a grapefruit or a tall glass of orange juice.
5. Gulp Gatorade
Gatorade or other sugar-rich sports drinks will help you feel a lot better, and will also restore your electrolytes.
6. Avoid Caffeine
A cup of tea or coffee may seem like a good idea, but it’s not. It will only make you more dehydrated, so avoid caffeine if you can.
7. Eat Eggs
Eggs contain cysteine, an acid that breaks down the toxins caused by all the alcohol you drank. So a nice omelet might do the trick!
8. Get Some Fresh Air
Fresh air will help clear your head and get rid of a hangover. If it’s not too cold, go for a quick walk outside. Or just stand there.
9. Exercise a Little
If you’re not feeling too weak or nauseous, a little exercise will help get rid of the toxins. Go for a run. Or a jog. Or a walk?
10. Don’t Hold It in
If all else fails, and you just feel terribly nauseous, don’t hold it in. Vomit if you have to. It’s your body’s way of getting rid of the toxins.
If all else fails, and you don’t have to drive anywhere, another drink, like a mimosa or bloody Mary, may help delay the hangover. How do you beat a hangover? Do you have any tips to share? Please let us know… someone might need your advice right now!
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