Hangover Remedies: What To Eat And Drink After A Night Of Heavy Drinking

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  • The symptoms of hangover are usually the result of dehydration because alcohol acts as a diuretic
  • Dehydrating your body by drinking water may help
  • Noodle soups can help restock sodium and water in your body

Hangover can leave you with nausea, fatigue and muscle aches that can make you feel sick and miserable at work after a heavy night of drinking. Fortunately, you can ease these unwanted side effects of drinking too much alcohol with remedies you can easily find in your home.

Water

The symptoms of hangover are usually the result of dehydration because alcohol acts as a diuretic that increases the amount of urine you pass. The resulting fluid loss causes dehydration and imbalances, which significantly contribute to a hangover. Rehydrating your body by drinking water may therefore help improve the symptoms.

“It’s a matter of rehydration and time,” said Jody Malleo, a dietitian and nutritionist at Piedmont. “Try to sip water throughout the day and get some rest.”

Rice, Bread Or Pasta

You may want to get some carbohydrates in your system, which you can get from rice, pasta and bread. Drinking can lower blood sugar levels, so some of the fatigue and headaches you experience during a hangover may be due to your brain working without enough of your body’s main fuel. Many people also forget to eat when they drink, which further lowers their blood sugar level.

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Fruit Juice

A glass of apple or cranberry juice can kick start your recovery process. The fructose present in these sweet fruit drinks provide the body with instant energy. It can also boost metabolism, which can help with the removal of the alcohol toxins. Fruit juices also have vitamins and plenty of water that can help get your body rehydrated.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Noodle soups can help restock the depleted sodium and water in your body. Chicken and vegetables also contain cysteine that can give your liver a much-needed boost after a night of heavy drinking.

Goodluck! (wink)