A night of heavy drinking is almost always followed by a terrible hangover. You wake up the morning after with a seething headache and nausea, knowing that you’ll have to spend the day sleeping it off. You might even promise yourself that you’ll never go overboard again and pray for the headache to leave you in peace.
Suffice to say that hangovers are every alcohol-loving Malayali’s worst enemy. So we scoured the internet to bring you the 5 best ways to cure your hangover right now!
Drink plenty of water
Yes, that’s the first one on the list. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means that you pee a lot more when you drink. This loss of fluid causes electrolyte imbalance. So drink a lot of water.
And while we are on the subject of drinking water, try drinking one glass of water between drinks next time to avoid the hangover altogether.
I know that the last thing you want to do when you have a hangover is eating something. How can you eat when all you want to do is puke, right? Well, force yourself to eat because your blood sugar levels are low, and that’s contributing to the hangover. Have something light and easy to digest. If nothing, have a banana or two.
Drink elaneer or Gatorade
Just water won’t be enough to replenish the salt and potassium that you’ve lost so you might want to get your hands on some Gatorade or some good old elaneer.
Eat food that contains antioxidants
Alcohol causes oxidative stress which leads to the production of free radicals in the body. Antioxidants are compounds that mop up these free radicals. How do you get antioxidants into your body? Eat grapes, dark chocolate, carrots, spinach, berries, cherries, nuts, pomegranate or cherries.
Drink coffee or tea
Caffeine acts as a stimulant and helps improves the feeling of fatigue that comes with a hangover. But caffeine is a diuretic too, so keep drinking water!
Do you have any secret hangover remedies? We would love to know. Let us know in comments below.