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You partied from sunset to sunrise, and now you're paying the price. You've got the pounding headache, the queasiness, the dizziness, the sensitivity to light and sound, the muscle aches, and the irritability that comes from overconsumption of alcoholic beverages. How quickly last night's fun turns into next morning's nightmare when you have a hangover!
Although we don't like to think of it as such, especially when we're having such a good time, alcohol is actually a drug. It's a depressant, and when taken in excess, it fills your body with toxins. Your body reacts as it would to any drug overdose: It tries to metabolize and get rid of the offending substances.
The debilitating symptoms you experience are a result of the body's inability to get rid of the toxins quickly enough.
Hangover Take a cup of hot water and immerse 5 to 6 crushed thyme leaves in it. Simmer it for about 5 minutes and then strain the tea. When warm, drink this tea. It would provide relief from hangover.
Not at all drink on an empty stomach. Food facilitates to absorb some of the alcohol and aids the body in digesting it faster.
Try to eat starchy foods to slow down the alcohol assimilation.
Edge yourself to less than 1 drink per hour.
Try to interchange your alcoholic drinks with nonalcoholic beverages such as water.
Stick to non-carbonated drinks as carbonation can pace up the alcohol absorption.
Try to restrict sweet drinks (and sugary foods) while you drink alcohol. The sweet taste of the drink can make it hard for you to judge how much alcohol youíre actually consuming.
Apples and bananas may also be taken to cure hangover. Take an apple in an empty stomach. This will give fast relief from the hangover. Similarly, mash 1-2 bananas and mix them in milk. Add a tablespoon of honey to it. This fruit shake is beneficial during hangover. It will relax the stomach and nerves and helps in regaining some essential minerals like potassium which is lost due to alcohol.
Raw cabbage is also given to the patient suffering from hangover. Chewing raw cabbage will give relief from headache caused due to hangover and disturbance in nerves. Cabbage juice taken with tomato juice is also beneficial for curing hangover as it reduces carving for taking alcohol. It helps in the metabolic process of assimilating alcohol in the stomach.
Honey is also given to the patient suffering from hangover. Give 3-4 teaspoon of honey after every one hour. The quantity, however, can be increased if the hangover is acute and severe. It is an effective home remedy for hangover. It also helps in the assimilation of alcohol reached inside the patient's body.
Tomato juice or soup is very effective in curing hangover. The dehydration caused due to hangover can be compensated by taking freshly prepared tomato juice or soup. This will diminish carving for drinking more alcohol. Add freshly prepared lemon juice to it for good taste and fast relief.
Prepare lemon tea without sugar. This will detoxify the unwanted material inside the stomach, assimilate alcohol and give fast relief from hangover.
All advice is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice and/or diagnosis/treatment. DesiDieter does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.