People who drink beyond their limits must have experienced a hangover at one point or another. There are several causes of hangover. One of these is drinking with empty stomach. Another is lack of sleep. Dehydrated body or poor health can also cause hangover when drinking too much. The most common symptoms of a hangover are bad taste in mouth, an upset stomach, a headache, and an inevitable guilt conscience. When having hangover, it is not necessary to take over the counter medicine as hangover can be treated with home remedies. Below are 5 common home remedies to treat hangover.
Water. Drink enough water. Alcohol makes you pee. That can lead to dehydration which is the more important reason for a hangover. Water combats dehydration. So you better keep away from diuretics, like coffee which make your body increase its production of waste fluids, with the result that you need to urinate more often than usual.
Banana. Bananas contain potassium that can recharge your body with essential mineral quickly, safely and cheaply. That is why bananas are great for hangover cures. When you’re having trouble with a hangover, your body has lost a lot of potassium that needs to be topped up, so eating a banana when you wake up will provide much needed relief. If you’re super nauseated and can’t stomach the idea of munching a whole banana, a banana smoothie is a more palatable way to feel human again. Or, if you’re still able to stand after you get home from drinking, having a banana before you pass out will help start the recovery process even sooner.
Fruit juice. Fruit juices, particularly freshly squeezed varieties, raises blood-sugar levels and replenishes your body with the essential vitamins depleted during drinking. But if a sour stomach accompanies your raging hangover, it’s best to avoid orange juice due to its high acidity.
Honey. It contains powerful antioxidants that can neutralize the harmful effects of alcohol. The natural fructose content helps the body to rapidly metabolize and digest alcohol. Ingest it by itself or, better yet, spread it over a piece of dry toast or a cracker, since you do need to eat something during a hangover
Sleep. People sleep poorly after a night of drinking. Alcohol will put you to sleep quickly, but after several hours later, the withdrawal of alcohol in your body can disrupt sleep and you begin to toss and turn. While sleep deprivation won’t by itself cause a hangover, it can definitely make the symptoms worse. So try to have plentiful sleep!