Top 5 Hangover Cures to Keep You Partying All Night Long
If you are going to spend New Year’s Eve partying until the sun comes up, then you might want to start planning for the inevitable hangover the next morning. Headaches, dehydration, nausea … we know those symptoms all too well.
It seems like everyone has their own hangover remedy that they swear by, each one weirder and grosser than the last. But how do you know which one will work?
In order to get ahead of the New Year’s Day pains, we’ve gathered a list of the Top 5 Hangover Cures.
5. Greasy foods
When you wake up the morning after a wild night, sometimes the cravings set in. As far as greasy foods go, the top recommendations are fried eggs, crispy bacon, sizzling sausage, and buttery waffles. While there is no scientific evidence that proves greasy foods combat the damage of alcohol, don’t let that stop you. If it makes you feel even slightly better, then it’s working.
4. Prairie Oyster
Now this is a weird one. There are many variations to this hangover drink, but most recipes include Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and an entire raw egg. Try to gulp this down as fast as possible to reduce the amount of time you taste this concoction. Some optional ingredients could be ketchup, tomato juice, and vinegar. Some people swear by the raw egg remedy. Good luck if you choose to try it.
3. Ginger root
This hangover cure probably makes the most sense scientifically. Ginger root is known for containing numerous benefits for the body, some of which include relieving pain, improving digestion, and reducing nausea symptoms. A good recipe is to cut up 10-12 ginger root slices and combine them with four cups of water. Boil the water for 10 minutes and then strain out the ginger slices. Add the juices of one orange and one lemon and a ½ cup of honey. Stir it all together and enjoy.
2. (Virgin) Bloody Mary
I’m sure you’ve heard someone tell you that the best way to avoid a hangover is to just keep drinking alcohol. Well, that may not be the most accurate piece of wisdom, but no one will judge you if you follow that advice. So whether you add in some vodka or stick to the virgin, a Bloody Mary can help you recover from the pains of a hangover. Tomato juice is good for the body because it aids digestion and detoxifies the body.
1. Water and pain relievers
When it comes to hangovers, you can’t go wrong with drinking water and popping some ibuprofen. If you want to stay away from the pills, no problem. The water will work its magic by fighting against the dehydration you caused with all those drinks last night. Don’t be afraid to add some slices of lemon or lemon juice to your water. Lemon juice can ease hangovers by controlling the blood sugar level.
Bonus: Pickle juice
This is another weird remedy to try at your own risk. If this is a common craving for pregnant women, then maybe it can help hangovers too. Early in a woman’s pregnancy, common symptoms are nausea, bloating, and dizziness. This sounds awfully similar to hangover symptoms. Pickle juice contains salty electrolytes that could combat these symptoms and help your body recover after a night of heavy drinking.
Of course the only real way to avoid a hangover is not to imbibe too much the night before.