After a New Year’s Eve celebration and perhaps a wee bit of high octane overindulgence when it comes to the champagne toast, the next day can seem like all too much penance for all that party bliss.
After following today’s Twitter tips, on-line research, folk recipes and experience, following are a few tried and true cures or remedies for a hangover.
Burgers, Beans, Toast, and Fried Egg, from @MyLastBite
Coffee, apple wood-smoked bacon, Carolina white shrimp from @saveur
Chilaquiles with Pasilla Salsa and Hen-of-the-Woods Mushroom from @willBudiaman
Replenish your body with fruit or vegetable juice and water.
Avoid caffeine. A weak cup of coffee may be okay but a lot of caffeine will continue to dehydrate you, the opposite of what you want right now.
Drink orange juice for Vitamin C.
Replenish with Vitamin B
Take a multivitamin and an energy drink
Sip some Hot Soup
In Poland, drinking pickle juice is a common remedy
Drink a “hair of the dog,” including gin and hot sauce.
Drink a Bloody Mary or two - Tomato juice, celery and lemon or lime is full of Vitamin C and other vitamins and lycopene and anti-oxidants such as carotenes.
The Bloody Mary was invented in New York by what appears to be a collaboration of sorts between George Jessel, the comedian from his pick-me-up at 21 Club and Fernand Petiot, of Harry’s New York Bar.
This Examiner’s morning-after favorite: a Bullshot. It’s easy, healthy, and hearty.
This recipe from www.Drinksmixer.com
3 oz vodka
4 oz strong cold beef bouillon
Combine vodka and beef boullion with four ice cubes in a mixing glass. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir, and strain into a chilled wine glass.
From Addictionblog.org: low blood sugar has something to do with feeling horrible after drinking. The idea is that as the body metabolizes or processes alcohol, the process can inhibit glucose production and result in hypoglycemia, which can add to hangover symptoms.
Consumption of fruits, fruit juices, or other fructose-containing foods (honey) is thought to decrease hangover intensity. As we know, fruit juice contains fructose. Fructose is really a form of sugar that some people think can help you metabolize alcohol faster and accelerate the rate that alcohol is removed from your body. Fructose is also thought to prevent the speedy change in alcohol level that may trigger headaches related to drinking.
And because lemon contains citric acid, the body’s acidic condition can be transformed to an alkaline condition. So, changes in the body’s PH that occur after you drink lemon juice can actually help ease symptoms of a hangover such as headaches and migraines by making the body more alkaline. Finally, fresh juices and teas will replace the body fluids that are depleted during drinking sessions, as alcohol dehydrates you.
Lemon Juice Recipes For A Hangover
1. Lemon And Ginger Tea
1 in. fresh ginger root
20 oz. boiling water
Instructions: Peel and grate the ginger root. Cover with the boiling water. Juice the lemon and add the juice of half the lemon and leave to cool. Put in the fridge to chill or drink warm.
2. Lemon Juice In Black Tea
1 sachet black tea
20 oz. boiling water
Instructions: Steep the black tea in boiling water for 2-3 minutes and not longer. Juice the lemon and add to the weak solution of black tea. Put in the fridge to chill or drink warm.
3. Lemon Honey Tea
1-2 TBS pure honey
20 oz. warm water
Instructions: This final hangover remedy uses honey, an extremely concentrated form of fructose. Heat the water until warm (not boiling) and add a couple of spoons of honey to dissolve in the warm water. Then, add the juice of half the lemon and drink while warm, or put in the fridge to chill.