Recently I was at a party and a friend approached me and said “You never get sick from drinking. You must actually be a unicorn because I always get hangovers!” I informed her that even though I am quite magical, I just have a few tips and tricks on how to prevent hangovers and I actually wrote about it here.
After looking over the post briefly, she stated that she follows a lot of the pre-hangover rules but still continues to get hangovers. Being that I am known for enjoying a cocktail or two, I am no stranger to overdoing it once in a while. I gave her some helpful hangover treatments that have helped me not feel like death in those rare occasions.
A few years ago, I was reading an article that said according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking in moderation means 1 drink per day for women and 2 for men. Anything more than this puts you in the risk of having a hangover. Since a hangover isn’t a official diagnosis, there is no real “cure” to a hangover. The only way out of the next day doom and gloom is treating your symptoms. With a lot of trial and error, here are a few of my remedies that have helped me kick a hangover’s ass!
❤ Green Smoothie for breakfast. The last time I had a hangover the last thing I wanted to do was eat anything. With a raging headache, I busted out my blender, threw in some apple, orange, lemon + peel, mint, fresh ginger, kale and spinach. Not only did it fix my tummy issues but it got rid of my headache, made me feel nourished, and gave me a bit of energy to make it through the day.
❤ Drink your favorite caffeinated tea. The magical caffeine inside tea will constrict the blood vessels in your brain, making them hurt less. The caffeine, like the smoothie, will put some pep in your step or at least get you through the day. I tend to not go for coffee because it’s rough on my tummy and might not be the best option if hungover.
❤ I like my water Smart. SmartWater has electrolytes and can save your ass after a night of drinking. I have even made it a habit to bring a bottle of SmartWater to drink in between every drink. I usually also take Pepto-Bismol pills (or some sort of stomach medicine) to coat my stomach.
I so rarely get hangovers so I hope these tips help for the next time you’ve had one too many. What are some of your hangover “cures”? Drink safely and as always…