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A Guide To Recovering From A Hangover

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Jun 16, 2021
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These days more and more people have a big, huge problem to solve. For some, the inconvenience only happens on special occasions such as New Year's Eve, for others (almost) every weekend.

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Yes, I'm talking about that sense of devastation that afflicts you from the stomach to the brain after having raised the elbow too much, the fateful hangover!

If getting drunk deserves to be labeled the 8th cardinal sin, the hangover is undoubtedly the most severe punishment for overstepping the line. Every time you tell yourself, it will be the last, yet you have lost count of the nights when you found yourself sleeping hugging the toilet.

Drink Lots Of Fluids

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This is the best method to get over a hangover. The reason is straightforward: the alcohol you consume promotes dehydration of your body, and that is precisely the first cause of that dreadful hangover headache you wake up with.

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Drinking lots of water, as much as every cell in your body tells you not to, will help you feel better and maybe avoid the emergency room when you're in terrible shape. Some hangover pioneers claim that Coke is even better than water as a remedy.

Coffee And Lemon Juice

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Russian grandmothers swear that coffee with lemon juice is one of the best remedies. If it works in Russia, where you drink vodka at any time of day or night, I don't see why it won't work for you too.

Don't Mix Alcohol

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If you start drinking beer, wine, then move on to cocktails and then finish with grappa, get ready to have a good hangover, one to be framed in the bad memories album.

Alcohol itself isn't exactly a cure-all, and subjecting your digestive system to multiple types of alcohol obviously doesn't help. If you really can't help but get drunk, at least try to do it by always drinking the same thing. Your liver will appreciate it.

Self-Induced Vomiting

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I know this remedy sucks, but it is the last lucid action that separates you from calling the ambulance to take you to the emergency room unless you prefer the taxi. When after a hangover, you feel so bad that you think you're about to die but still haven't naturally emptied yourself of the evil in you; sticking two fingers down your throat is the smartest thing.

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Keeping everything inside in the name of personal dignity will do no good. It will be intense, a little painful, but realistically short, and after a few minutes, it will make you feel so much better!

Eat

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Foods that can help you recover from a hangover are eggs, as they contain an amino acid called cysteine, which cleanses the body of toxins accumulated due to excessive alcohol.

Consume cereals, preferably whole grains, light vegetable-based broth, rich in potassium such as bananas and kiwis, baked potatoes, leafy greens, mushrooms, and dried apricots—also, snack on toast or crackers to help you.

Take A Shower

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If you've gone too far with alcohol, one of the first things you can do is take a shower. Better to avoid bathing in the tub, from which you will have difficulty getting out and in; preferably, a shower with lukewarm water and a refreshing shower gel with lavender, lime, or rosemary.

To promote blood circulation, the water jet should be set to cold and, starting from the feet, lift it upwards. This stimulates blood circulation and helps the body remove toxins. By restarting the circulation, unpleasant hangovers and headaches are also reduced.

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