The morning after…..Hangover cures
That double vodka, large glass of wine or a whole bottle or one more for the road seemed like a good idea last night. But this morning it’s a different story, you feel nauseous, thirsty, have a headache, feel tired; basically you’re hungover
So how can you start to feel like your old self again?
- Hydration – water is the best thing, sip it in case your stomach reacts. If you prefer and have them available an isotonic drink is a good way to replenish lost fluids and minerals. But they can be expensive and have a fair amount of sugar. An answer is to make your own; mix one part orange juice, one part water and a pinch of salt.
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- If you have a headache water will help with the dehydration and a painkiller could also ease the discomfort. Be careful with aspirin based medication as they can upset your stomach
- Eating some protein can aid recovery, especially eggs as they contain a protein called taurine that helps the liver to recover
- If you can’t stomach eggs, a bowl of porridge will restore some energy especially if its served with some fresh fruit like a banana, which will help replace your depleted potassium levels
- A fruit smoothie made with yoghurt will also give you some much needed protein.
- failing that some wholemeal toast with either jam or wholenut peanut butter
- Try and take some gentle exercise, a walk would be a great idea as it releases ‘feel good’ endorphins
- Try and resit the temptation to have too many cups of strong coffee. Caffeine can upset your stomach and it also acts as a diuretic increasing your dehydration
- Don’t overdo the amount of sugar you consume as it produces an energy spike and then a crash, leaving you feeling more tired and lethargic
To minimise some of the symptoms of over indulgence take painkillers with a pint of water before you go to sleep That way you may wakeup feeling more human!