Food to Eat and Some Drinks with Hangover- Last night, had too much drink alcohol and are you looking for a quick cure? You will find some suggestions of some foods to eat and drink here. But before we get to the remedies, grab yourself a Sprite, and let’s see at a bit of science.
The Mechanics of a Hangover
Alcohol is essentially poison for you and drinking too much is actively poisoning yourself. Your body does its best to rid the poison and that can be very bad for your liver.
Drinking alcohol too much leads to unpleasant symptoms – nausea, headache, vomiting, thirst, and dryness of mouth, tremors, dizziness, fatigue and muscle cramps. It can also lead to death. The hangover is thought to be the first stage of alcohol withdrawal.
In addition, elevated levels of certain hormones are found in human suffering hangovers. These may contribute to excessive dehydration and urination. Dehydration can trigger migraines in some peoples and nasty headaches in the rest.
Some of the effects of drinking alcohol that lead to hangovers include excessive urination, dehydration, headaches, inflamed immune system, increased stomach acid, drop in blood sugar, and dilated blood vessels.
In addition, as your body metabolizes alcohol, there are released toxins that add to the misery of a hangover. Helping your body flush these released toxins is vitally important to feeling better.
Avoiding a Hangover in the First Place
The first step to not getting a hangover is not too drinking alcohol too much. The second step is to choose your poison carefully!
Dark liquors like wine, brandy, tequila, and whiskey seem to cause hangovers more frequently than do light liquors like white rum, gin, and vodka. Better take good while drinking like salad, and dry fruits, and better drink slowly, and in moderation, don’t mix your liquor, and remember that smoking, flashing lights, and loud music make hangovers worse.
Curing the Hangover
There is no one cure for your hangover. Unfortunately, only time will get rid of your hangover. However, you can help yourself feel better by drinking more water and eating carefully.
Replacing all the water lost from urinating and vomiting is very much important. Take painkillers with caution as some like acetaminophen are very hard on the liver (as is alcohol). Enough lecture. Now for the good stuff.
Because you have dehydrated yourself, you need to replace the water from your body. The hair of the dog (a morning drink) is not a good remedy and will only make your hangover hang on longer time.
Instead, better try coconut water. Coconut water is very high in electrolytes and has a flavor that might make it easier to stomach if you are at the vomiting stage of a hangover.
Tomato juice may boost your liver function and thus speeding up alcohol digestion, and all the antioxidants and vitamins will replace those you lost.
Lemon water helps you to detoxify your overworked liver. It will also help tame the cellular inflammation that comes with alcohol drinking.
Sprite helps you to turn acetaldehyde (a byproduct of metabolizing alcohol) into acetate more quickly and helps gets rid of hangovers faster. Sprite may be the closest thing to cure the hangover.
If you prefer something hot, better try ginger tea, made from real ginger root. It will help you with nausea when grated into hot water and steeped. Green tea is another important source of antioxidants and will help with liver detoxification.
Coffee, the standby of drunks, dilates blood vessels and helps get rid your headaches. It can upset a tender stomach, so better drink with care. Add honey to sweeten it. Honey is great at helping hangovers to feel better.
Once food sounds appealing, better try some of the following. Steamed asparagus help break down alcohol and may act similarly to Sprite drinking.
It is also full of vitamins that will help you to feel better. Make a scrambled egg or an omelet to help – they are full of a cysteine, amino acid, that breaks down acetaldehyde.
In bananas, there is potassium that helps calm the shakes. Plus, you can turn them into a smoothie if you chewing it too much effort. Other fruits are good as well because of the fiber, vitamins, and nutrients.
Spicy food and cayenne pepper help you sweat and make you drink more, so a spicy meal can help clean out toxins from your body. And finally, a spoonful of honey can help you to hangovers go away.