5 Unusual Ways To Cure A Hangover
There is nothing better than a great party with all your best friends. Though, every great party leaves you with two things- amazing stories to tell and a raging hangover that makes you wish you could melt into your bed. Your head is pounding, your throat is itchy, your stomach is not cooperating, and you feel like you’ve just been hit by a bus. The first time I went through this, my father gave me some of the weirdest hangover cures that actually worked wonders. I have compiled a list of them, so you can enjoy only the night but the next day as well. Check them out!
Drink a tall glass of coconut water
Coconut water is one of those things every Indian mother swears by. Of course, it is delicious and super healthy. But did you know along with being all those things, it is also a kickass way of getting rid of a hangover? At least, now I know what I am going to do first thing Sunday morning. The reason for this is that after drinking, we lose a lot of potassium and of course, water through frequent urination (also vomiting, if you’ve gone overboard) Coconut water is rich in potassium which helps regulate your fluid balance and muscle contraction’s thus getting rid of all the lethargy in the body. Also, it will rehydrate you in no time and even out your electrolyte imbalance. Plus, it feels like you’re really into being healthy which is always a good thing.
Take a long shower without soap
This may seem super weird, but it is a tried and tested method to cure a hangover. After a night of partying, wake up a little early, stand under a cold shower and go back to sleep for a few hours. When all you can think of is that eighth shot of tequila that you took last night, a shower can make you feel rejuvenated and get your blood circulating. Lazing around hungover all day is the worst thing to do for you will still reek of alcohol which, let’s admit it, isn’t cute. So, get off that bed, drag yourself to the bathroom and shower!
Dissolve sugar and salt in a glass of water
Don’t go by the way it sounds, trust me it works wonders. It might not taste very good but hey, neither does vodka. Just dissolve three teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of salt in a glass of water and chug it. There are two things that mess with your system after you’ve had a raging night- low blood sugar and dehydration. Drinking this solution makes up for both of those things, making you feel better.
A (Virgin) Bloody Mary
When you have a mighty hangover, skip over the orange juice and opt of tomato juice instead. Studies show that tomato juice, (however yucky) can speed up your body’s ability to process the alcohol and also protect you from a liver injury. Add a few spices and garnishes to it to make taste better, especially if you can’t hold down solid food yet.
If none of the above work, just go to bed
Sleep is the best way to cure a hangover. So, if you have the day off to chill just drink loads of water, take a painkiller for the headache and go to bed. All the methods above are yes tried and tested ways, but hangover cures are a very subjective thing. What works for me might not work for you. But at the end of the day, what universally cures a hangover is getting some shut-eye.