The best way to cure a hangover.

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I’m writing this to anyone who has or is planning to drink too much. If you are experiencing or don’t want to experience: Vomiting, Nausea, Dry mouth, Dizziness, or Head aches, this is for you,

Okay, firstly, I would like to educate you on a bit of biology and how it relates to experiencing a ‘Hang over’ by over drinking.

Hangovers are nature’s way of warning us that we’re harming our body. Hangovers are basically a mild and temporary version of what drug addicts suffer when they experience withdrawals. Ever wonder why alcohol causes all these nasty symptoms? Well ethanol (which is found in alcoholic beverages), is broken down and absorbed into your bloodstream with the help of your liver. The chemical reactions from you body digesting ethanol with the help of enzymes, do many things including impairing the liver’s ability to supply glucose to tissues, in particular to the brain. Since Glucose is responsible for the brain’s energy, you begin to experience symptoms of headaches and tiredness. Alcohol has also a dehydrating effect, which can lead to dry mouth, so drinking plenty of water would be a wise choice. Vomiting because of drinking actually means you have overdosed, and it is a natural way your body is designed to evacuate what’s causing it harm. Which is quite useful.

Okay! Now for some tips and tricks to help you get on with your day. You have done what you have done, there’s turning back the hands of time and stopping yourself from those excessive drinks. 

-Be sure to drink plenty of water before bed if you can, if not then in the morning, your body is greatly dehydrated, and dehydration alone has negative effects on how the body functions.  

– Sleep. If you can, rest can be key for you body to recover.

– Try to avoid caffeine, since caffeine also dehydrates you. Not a good choice. 

– take a hot bath. The heat will sweat out the toxins that are causing all the problems. You’ll feel a bit woozy at first but go with it and you’ll probably feel better afterwards.

– Bananas are a natural antacid to help with the nausea, and are high in magnesium which can help relax those pounding blood vessels causing that hangover headache. It also has potassium, simple sugars, to help fuel your body. 

Now if you are planning on drinking, you might want to drink after you have eaten (preferably something healthy). Drinking in one hour intervals gives your body time to deal with the alcohol. Alternate drinking other non alcoholic beverages with alcoholic ones. Or, you can just simple drink less! 

To sum up my intentions, have fun and drink responsibly. The best route would be not having to use these tricks and tips in the first place. 

Hope this helps.

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