5 Natural Hangover Remedies For Your New Year Recovery, And What To Avoid
What better way to start the new year than with regret? Many people find themselves questioning their New Year’s Eve actions when they wake up with a massive headache, queasy stomach, and an overall feelings of disgust. If you are unfortunate enough to experience a New Year’s hangover, there is no need to suffer through the pain. Instead, try one of these natural remedies to help cure your hangover blues.
Before we get into some natural hangover remedies, let’s discuss what you SHOULDN’T do to cure your New Year’s hangover. As How It Works points out, there are a number of over-the-counter medications that can cause more harm than good. A person suffering from a hangover should avoid products that contain aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Aspirin is a blood thinner. When mixed with alcohol, it can be a deadly combination should an accident occur. Acetaminophen, like alcohol, is known to damage the liver. A hangover is a sign that your body is still attempting to expel the previous night’s toxins from the body, you don’t want to add more burden to the already overworked system. Ibuprofen can cause stomach bleeding, and let’s be honest, that is the last thing you want to even consider when you are already hunched over a toilet.
If these common over-the-counter remedies are a no-go, where do you begin to seek some hangover relief? Try one of these five natural hangover remedies for a quicker recovery time.
The most effective way to cure a hangover is to keep hydrated. A hydrated body is able to expel toxins more quickly. Try drinking a large glass of water before you go to bed and then another when you wake up. For an exceptionally rough night, try a glass of tomato juice with a pinch of cayenne pepper, a little salt and a nice lime garnish. How It Works notes that the tomato juice combo “helps replenish electrolytes and get blood sugar back on track.”
Your hangover may be driving you bananas, but a banana may be just what you need to get back on your feet again. According to Inhabitat, a nasty hangover is, in part, due to low levels of potassium. Bananas are abundant in potassium and can replenish the body making you feel much better.
Though your body may be screaming, “please don’t put anything else in my right now,” a hearty carb may be exactly what you need to defeat the queasy stomach. Try some plain bread, rolls, or even pasta. The carbs can help absorb and expel some of the remaining alcohol in the body according to Inhabitat.
Honey For Your Tummy
Try something a little sweet to cure your New Year hangover. Honey offers a double dose of benefits. Honey will help replenish potassium in the body as well as help regulate blood sugar. Take two or three tablespoons of honey every few hours till you feel better.
Try Some Scalp Stimulation
If you have a killer hangover headache, try stimulating the scalp. You can massage the scalp and pull large sections of hair gently along your head. This encourages the body to send blood to the head which can help relieve headache pain.
It is important to note that the best hangover remedy is to avoid excessive drinking. As always, drink responsibly for a more pleasant first day in the new year.
What are your tried and true hangover remedies? Do you have a hangover “miracle” cure to share?