Do have a hangover after a heavy night of drinking? Here are 6 ways to ease your hangover in a healthy way and speed your recovery.
Dehydration is one of the causes of hangover. It is important to hydrate as 60% of the human body is water. Coconut water not only rehydrates you but also helps to replenish electrolytes. Coconut water is naturally rich in electrolytes and it tastes better than water.
Ginger is a great remedy for upset stomach and nausea. Make a fresh ginger tea from a ginger root and add some fresh lemon which can also help detoxification and add honey if you like. However the most effective is to eat a bit of raw ginger, sweetening with some honey to help with the strong taste and to help to restore low blood sugar levels. Ginger also helps to boost your immune system making it an important nutrient after a night out drinking as alcohol can weaken the immune system. Ginger is so effective that some consider it to be a ‘natural Ibuprofen’.
Sore, twitching muscles or shaking might be a sign that your body is craving potassium. Bananas are high in potassium which helps to replenish the lost electrolytes. You can always blend it to make a smoothie if you can’t stomach solid food yet.
Eggs also contain taurine which some studies have found may reverse liver damage to some extent. Alcohol builds up toxin acetaldehyde in the body causing headaches and vomiting. You liver will be working overtime to neutralise the toxins and eggs being a source of l-cysteine can help liver to get rid of the toxins such as acetaldehyde faster.
By adding asparagus to your breakfast (and can easily fry both eggs and asparagus in one pan) you can help a speedy recovery as the compounds in asparagus also help to break down the toxins.
Getting some fresh air
Get outdoors as oxygen can help to break down the alcohol toxins. Brisk walk might even help to boost your endorphin levels – the ‘happy’ hormone which might need a boost after a heavy night of drinking especially considering that alcohol is a depressant.