The hangover is one of the worst consequences of drinking too much alcohol, of course, there are also the messages that you could have sent to your ex or some compulsive and unnecessary purchase you made because YOLO! But today I am going to give you some tips so you can solve the first one.
First of all,
Why does alcohol in excess give us a hangover?
It happens that when alcohol breaks down in the liver, it produces several by-products that are poisonous to our body and are responsible for the different symptoms such as thirst, fatigue, headache, indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting and even dullness and amnesia.
Depending on the quality and quantity of alcohol consumed, the hangover may be lighter: you can feel a little tired or thirsty; or a very strong hangover where the headache can produce hypersensitivity to any type of light.
It’s not enough to tell you that the best thing to avoid a hangover is to control the consumption of alcohol and if possible alternate with water and, above all, drink at least one glass of water before going to sleep, but, if it’s too late for this, I leave you these tips that will make your next day a little more manageable.
Be water my friend:
The first symptom of the hangover is thirst so the first thing you should do is DRINK WATER. You may have some nausea and not provoke you but force yourself because this will benefit your entire body.
Also, take a bath or shower with warm to cold water, do not use the hot one because this promotes dehydration and is the opposite of what we want, therefore, if you were planning to go to a sauna we recommend leaving it for another day because it can be a lot worst.
Try also to drink coconut water: this drink has an excellent combination of sugars and minerals that enhance the body’s detoxification processes, tastes delicious and will keep you hydrated.
If you can’t get coconut water, you can process in a blender: half of a cucumber, the juice of a lemon and add some mint leaves and /or a little ginger and drink it with a little ice. Cucumber contains a lot of water and this drink will help you feel much better.
Proteins and fats:
If you already exceeded at night, you can do a little more and consume a little more fat than usual. By stimulating the process of digestion of fats and proteins, your liver goes into action and the process of decomposition and elimination of all those harmful substances accelerates.
If your diet is strictly vegan, I recommend adding peanut butter to everything you eat. If you are a little more flexible, eggs contain a substance called cysteine that helps a lot in relieving hangover symptoms.
Sweat baby sweat:
We’re not talking about you going to run a marathon or going to a sauna, but we do recommend a little movement so that the body eliminates what it needs.
You can go swimming a little or take a walk or bike ride, in a flat place preferably.
Contrary to what one might think, being a couch potato is not the best option for hangover days, although it is important that you listen to your body and do not try to force it.
Bananas are a source of potassium and might help counteract hangover symptoms. Bananas are also ideal if you have stomach or intestinal irritation because they help improve the digestive system mucous membranes.
If your symptoms are very strong, you can take an aspirin or ibuprofen pill.
AVOID PARACETAMOL since its metabolism with alcohol in the liver can be toxic.
If you have baking soda, you can make a hydrating drink that will help you reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, as follows:
In a glass add water, a teaspoon of baking soda, and the juice of half a lemon and stir it until it’s homogeneous and drink it immediately.
I hope these tips help you cope with the hangover and remember that the best thing you can do in order to avoid the hangover is to drink alcohol in moderation.