St. Patrick’s Day falls on Monday this year, making this THE BIG WEEKEND to celebrate, and for those who may have the inclination to “over indulge,” the big question will be, what ultimate hangover cure will work the quickest?
Before getting to the ultimate hangover cure, we should first address the ones that do not work. Hair of the dog – everyone knows this one, but the truth is, when it comes to drinking the day after, “ultimately it will delay your hangover, it will increase the alcohol toxicity and make your dehydration worse.” Definitely not the way to go.
Next on the all-time myth hangover cure, eat something greasy. Not sure where this idea came from, but studies have shown that eating greasy foods continues to aggravate the lining of your stomach that the alcohol began the night before.
Now, for the hangover cures that have been known to work. According to news.com.au report on March 15, Sam Matthews, selflessly volunteered to become a human guinea pig, “in the name of science.” He decided to “get drunk five nights in a row to discover the ultimate hangover cure," which he says he has found, and it works, but it also comes with a price, $250.00.
The ultimate cure is an IV drip! Matthews said he “felt better than if he hadn’t drunk a thing.” Now that is good news, but not feasible for most.
Let’s look at some of the more practical cures that have been known to help alleviate the symptoms of hangover blues, and get you back on your feet.
Drink Water – while you’re consuming alcohol, as well as eight to ten glasses the day after, to keep you hydrated.
Drink Sports Drinks – drinks like Gatorade, and Coconut water help replace lost electrolytes and sugars.
Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief – the old saying, “Plop Plop Fizz Fizz oh what a relief it is,” really comes in handy at this time. It’s gentle on your stomach, just the right amount of caffeine to help your headache, and the “unique combination of ingredients in Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief is designed to relieve minor aches and pains with fatigue or drowsiness associated with a hangover.”
Eat Starchy Foods – this may be the last thing on your mind, but a hangover can cause your blood sugar levels to drop, and now is a great time to eat those carb packed foods like bagels, toast, or crackers to help bring your blood sugar back up.
What are your favorite hangover cures? Share them in the comment section.