The weirdest hangover cures ever!

Hangovers: The whats and whys

We’ve all been in situations where we’ve had a blast on a Saturday night and woken up feeling awful the next morning. Ordering ANOTHER drink might have seemed like a good idea at the time but it often leave you questioning your life choices soon after…

 

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Hangover troubles mostly boil down to dehydration. Alcohol is a diuretic which means it helps the body get rid of fluids (which is why you have to pee so much when you drink). The dehydration causes you to develop fatigue, nausea, dry mouth and a pounding headache. [1]

A hangover occurs several hours after you’ve stopped knocking back those shots, when your BAC (Blood Alcohol Level) begins to near zero. So in essence, it is your body going through a mild case of alcohol withdrawal. This can last from a couple of hours to over an entire day depending on your genetics, body size, how fast you drink and how much food and water you consumed.   


Here’s a list of the weirdest hangover cures out there [3][4] :

  • Eat a bowl of cold Chinese food. (Chopsticks are optional) 

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  •  Knock back a shot of pickle juice and try not to gag.

 

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  •  Take a long cold shower with NO soap while listening to Adele. 

 

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  • Drink a Prairie Oyster. This is a mix of tomato juice, a whole raw egg, worcestershire sauce, tabasco, salt and pepper. 

 

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  •  Alternate between champagne and carrot juice the morning after. Julia Roberts swears that this is the best way to cure a hangover. 

 

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  • Run a 5k and sweat out the toxins. 

 

I know what you’re thinking. Those hangover cures might be a little too out there for most of us… Especially, well… when you’re dying of a hangover...

Although there is no one surefire way to cure a hangover, here are some tried and tested cures that will definitely help [2] :

  1. Drink PLENTY of fluids. Regular water just not hitting the spot for you? Try some sparkling water instead! It gives you the same level of hydration. Here’s a link to our range of 100% Naturally flavoured sparkling waters: https://polkapop.in/collections/products
  2. Don’t drink too much coffee. We know this is a tough one, but caffeine will only dehydrate you more. 
  3. Eat a carb heavy breakfast the morning after.
  4. Make sure you get enough rest. This can ease the headache and fatigue.

 

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References: 

[1]https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/why-do-we-get-hangovers.aspx

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/hangovers/hangover-cure-and-prevention

[2]https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/7-steps-to-cure-your-hangover-and-ginkgo-biloba-whats-the-verdict

[3]https://www.buzzfeed.com/marietelling/weird-hangover-cures

[4]https://www.glamour.com/gallery/celebrity-hangover-cures

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