Alcoholic beverages are widely consumed throughout the world. Alcohol consumption has both adverse and beneficial effects , although like everything, in its proper measure.The effects of alcohol consumption on health depend on the amount and pattern of consumption . They will also do it on the symptoms after ingestion, the so-called hangover.Hangover cures focus on treating its symptoms , which go through nausea, headache, heartburn or muscle aches that cause heaviness and fatigue. Not to mention dehydration or sleep disturbance.Well, there is no specific food, drink or magic pill to cure a hangover, although certain remedies can relieve symptoms in some people. Here we mention some of them.
1. Rehydrate the body
Drinking enough water can help improve the symptoms of a hangover. Alcohol is a diuretic , which means that it increases the amount of urine a person passes. Fluid loss can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance . These factors contribute to a hangover.
Staying hydrated while drinking alcohol may help prevent or reduce a hangover.You can try to drink a glass of water between alcoholic drinks and several before going to sleep.It could make a difference.
2. Analgesics, yes or no
When in doubt as to whether paracetamol or ibuprofen is better for hangovers, the answer is ibuprofen for the following reasons:
Ibuprofen : ibuprofen, like aspirin, is a great ally against hangovers. hangover, since it is an anti-inflammatory that could help reduce the pain after excessive alcohol consumption.
Paracetamol : this drug makes the liver work, which in periods of hangover is already making an extra effort to eliminate toxins from our body. Bringing an organ to overexertion could do us more harm than good.
Others that are also useful are:
3. Detoxifying breakfast
In the morning for breakfast, have a glass of mineral water, tomato juice, cereal or toast and honey.
Effect: Contains detoxifying substances, diuretics, antioxidants, gastric protectors (such as honey), easily assimilated sugars to increase blood glucose (cereals), which also increase the speed of alcohol elimination.
4. Revitalizing breakfast
Another option for breakfast is to have a fresh orange or tomato juice with a pinch of vodka, rum or gin and two raw eggs.
Effect: Rehydrates the body, provides detoxifying vitamins and minerals. A pinch of alcohol is added to this breakfast because it is based on the principle of homeopathy that says that “the disease is treated with small amounts of the element that produces it.”
Orange and carrot
juice Make a juice with 4-5 medium-sized carrots or 3-4 orange juice, a squeeze of lemon and a tablespoon of honey.
Effect : Replenishes liquids, minerals and vitamins, helps the liver in its activity, provides sugars that are easy to assimilate to the cells and protects the digestive organs.
lemonade Add the juice of 3-4 lemons, two teaspoons of sugar, a pinch of salt and another of baking soda to a liter of water. Drink the lemonade throughout the day.
Effect: Provides many liquids and minerals against dehydration, facilitates the release of toxins and treats gastrointestinal discomfort such as diarrhea.
Grapefruit juice and honey
Mix half a cup of grapefruit juice, half a cup of honey and a little crushed ice. Drink it before going to bed.
Effect: It facilitates the activity of the liver to eliminate acetaldehyde, reducing its presence in the blood and, in addition, the cold decreases the speed of absorption of alcohol present in the gastrointestinal tract.
Make a garlic soup with half a loaf of bread or a baguette, 2 or 3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil, a couple of garlic cloves and a teaspoon of tamari. You can make a chicken soup with some pasta and small pieces of chicken meat. Another good option is to doan onion broth with three medium onions, a teaspoon of tamari and a bit of miso paste.
Effect: Drinking this soup before going to bed or at breakfast rehydrates the body and serves to neutralize part of the alcohol consumed, slow down the rate of passage into the blood and reduce the hangover the next day.
infusion Make an infusion with a medium aubergine cut into slices and four tablespoons of sugar.
Effect: Facilitates the elimination of toxins (especially acetaldehyde) and rehydrates the body.
tea Make an infusion of red tea (better if it is of the Pu Erh type) and drink it on an empty stomach before breakfast.
Effect:Stimulant to reduce general discomfort and the feeling of fatigue.
The first of the remedies that we are going to talk about is ginger. What you need to do is the following; add a tablespoon of ginger to a cup of boiling water , let stand for 10-15 minutes and filter the resulting liquid.
Effect: Ginger has two effects: on the one hand, it decreases the activity of gastric juices and, on the other, it reduces the sudden movements of the gastrointestinal tract that lead to nausea. *Do not use in case of pregnancy