- If you can get a hangover then you sure can alleviate its effects
- Hydrate because alcohol drains the fluids of your body
- Ginger tea will help your body metabolize and burn the alcohol in your system
We all are looking forward to a huge New Year’s party with our friends and family but are you already dreading the hangover that you are going to have the very next morning? We all know that the best way to avoid a hangover is to drink in moderation but sometimes we miss all this because we are in such a rush. That is totally fine because we as humans are incapable of always getting it right.
So, are you aware of the signs of a hangover? Well, some of the common signs of a hangover include nausea, excessive thirst, headaches, vomiting, inability to concentrate, rapid heartbeat, fatigue and weakness.
Now all is not out of control. If you can get a hangover then you sure can alleviate its effects. Here are some home remedies to help you get over a hangover instantly.
Home Remedies for a Hangover
You might have avoided a hangover if you would have paid more attention to drinking water. Water is to be taken before you head out to a party and in between your alcoholic beverages. What alcohol does to your body is that it drains the fluids of your body – the more hydrated you stay throughout the night, the less hung-over you will be the next morning.
Also read: How much water is too much a day
Drinking alcohol causes oxidative stress on the body and consumes antioxidants, which needs replenishing – coconut water can help you with this. Coconut water contains antioxidants and electrolytes (potassium), which are the most important part of ease a hangover.
Alcohol deprives your body of potassium, which can make you feel weak and can cause muscle cramps and soreness. Bananas are filled with potassium which helps reduce minerals and electrolytes you lost while drinking. You can eat it raw, make a banana smoothie or eat a salad. You can, in fact, eat a banana before you start drinking to stock your body with potassium.
An upset tummy is one of the symptoms of a hangover and ginger can help you with exactly that. Drink ginger tea mixed with a lot of honey –contains fructose- this will help your body metabolize and burn the alcohol in your system. Eating raw ginger will also help with a stomach ache.
Also read: 7 Benefits Of Starting Your Day With Ginger
Sweat it Out
The best way to get rid of alcohol from your system is by getting rid of the remaining toxins in your body. Soaking in a hot shower will help you get rid of the toxins in the body and the hangover that has been bothering you. You can also add Epsom salt to your bath to intensify the detoxification effects.
Apart from a hot bath, exercising can also help with a hangover by bringing the levels of toxins down. You can also go for a walk or practice yoga if you like.
Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Jan 01, 2019