It’s the holiday season, the times we get together with our loved ones, we go to parties, and some of us tend to have an extra glass of wine. The nausea, headache and dizziness with which you wake up after a party can go away with the right remedies.
How does the hangover appear?
Hangover is a natural reaction of the body, which occurs after the metabolism of alcohol in the liver and the release of a toxic substance, called acetaldehyde. This condition does not appear at all or is of very low intensity when you drink a small amount of alcohol slowly, and possibly associate it with food (because your body has time to gradually process and eliminate alcohol). In contrast, when you consume a greater amount of alcohol, when you have not eaten before or when you do not rest between glasses, your body reacts to the increased level of acetaldehyde, as it would in case of intoxication.
What symptoms are associated with the hangover?
Everyone may feel the hangover differently, but there are some common symptoms:
- Nausea that appears either immediately after consuming a large amount of drink or the next day
- Muscle pain and dizziness due to dehydration
- Densitivity to noise and light
Keep the tips below and it’ll be much easier to get over this discomfort.
What foods and drinks to consume to recover from a hangover
When you face a hangover, eating certain foods or drink can help you recover faster.
Water – this is the best remedy for hangover. Alcohol dehydrates the body, and water is essential for your hangover. Choose low water low sodium or alkaline water.
Green Tea – energizing, with a refreshing taste and can successfully replace coffee.
Ginger and peppermint tea – it removes nausea and has a calming effect on the stomach.
Energizing drinks with electrolytes – nausea, dizziness and exhaustion occur due to the lack of electrolytes. Make sure you have such refreshing drinks at hand or flush them with coconut water, which contains both electrolytes and vitamins and antioxidants that help you recover faster after a night out.
Fruit or vegetable juice – any juice you can prepare from the fruits or vegetables in the fridge helps to adjust the electrolyte balance.
Bananas – alcohol leads to dehydration and loss of sodium and potassium minerals. Bananas, with their high potassium content, help you replenish your potassium reserves in the body and recover after a night of drinking.
Breakfast – low blood sugar level contributes to the appearance of hangover-specific symptoms. Eating in the morning helps to adjust the blood sugar level to partially relieve this discomfort.
Nuts – Alcohol consumption lowers your body’s magnesium resources. Nuts help reduce the symptoms and restore the deposits.
Spinach – contains significant amounts of folate, and studies have shown that alcohol blocks folate absorption. And restoring folate levels in the body is extremely important.
On the other hand, fatty foods and citrus juices are not recommended, as you risk irritating your stomach.
Activities to fight hangovers
Start the morning with a cold shower, which will wake you up and do some light exercise. Take a walk and breathe some fresh air to get your muscles moving and clear your mind. You can also turn to video games to regain your concentration or relax by reading an easy book.