We’ve all been there. Perhaps you were out celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or a friend’s engagement. The chances are you may have just ended up drinking too much for no reason in particular, but the bottom line is, waking up with a hangover is horrible. If you’re feeling a bit delicate today and have already begun telling yourself you never want to feel like this again, why not take a look at this handy guide to top 5 hangover cures.
It may seem like a bit of a no-brainer, but headache tablets are genuinely one of the best things to take if you’re feeling a little rough after a night out. The horrible headache which comes with a hangover is actually your brain pulling on the inside of your skull because it’s dehydrated and shrunken. This might all sound a little bit gory, but headache tablets will go a long way to alleviating these symptoms. Not only will the tablets themselves act as a painkiller, but the chances are you will also see them off with a big glass of water, this is good because it will rehydrate you and you will start to feel better.
There are a number of great reasons to drink orange juice when you’re hungover. Firstly, if you’re having trouble shifting your sickness, the vitamin C in orange juice is vital to raising the metabolic rate of your liver, get some vitamin C in you and you’ll be speeding up your recovery time. Have you found yourself shaking during your hangover? Well that’s because the alcohol you drunk last night has depleted your body’s sugar levels, the natural sugars in orange juice are a quick and easy way to raise your sugar levels and get rid of your shakes.
The worst thing to do when you’re hung-over is to not eat anything. When you drink too much alcohol your body loses key nutrients and you need to replenish these minerals in the morning if you want to give yourself any chance of feeling better. It doesn’t matter what your favourite food is, chicken sandwiches, tomato soup or a big cheeseburger; as long as you get something into your system as quickly as possible you will begin your recovery process.
VitaCoco Coconut Water rehydrates the body after a long night (or day) of filling your stomach with alcohol. It has 15 times the electrolytes than a standard sports drink such as Gatorade or Powerade and as much potassium as 2 bananas, so you'll be back up and running in no time!
The best things for you can do for yourself if you’re feeling poorly after a night out is to get as much sleep as possible. Obviously if you have to go to work the morning after, this isn’t possible, but at the end of the day, why were you going out if you had to be up early the next day? Sleep heals all and if your headache is unbearable it will provide you with some much-needed rest spite from your headache, stomach ache or any other severe hangover symptoms you may find yourself suffering from.
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