After a heavy drinking night, you will find yourself waking to a throbbing headache, torturing nausea, and excessive thirst with fatigue. Don't worry, you are not alone. These are some most commonly reported symptoms related to a hangover according to a journal in Human Psychopharmacology.
Your body will absorb a fixed amount of alcohol. “That amount varies widely depending on numerous factors, including sex, body mass, and how heavily the individual drinks,” says Edouard Coupet II, MD, a Yale Medicine emergency doctor in New Haven, Connecticut, and a Yale-sponsored National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) scholar. This guide will help you to reduce your hangover for the next time.
Drink Water to Avoid Dehydration
The body throws alcohol in various ways. So waking to thirst is normal. Some experts say that for 1 glass of alcohol drinking 2 glasses of water will help this thirst to go away. You can also have drinks with electrolytes because you are losing them which leads you to get nausea and headache.
Eat Nutrient-Rich Food Before and After Drinking
Setting a good base on your stomach before eating will help your body to bear the effects of alcohol. The best remedy is to eat well before taking alcohol. Experts recommend reaching for fruits like bananas because they are chock full of minerals like potassium that alcohol can deplete. A roughly 7-inch-long banana has 422 milligrams (mg) of potassium and 32 mg of magnesium, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Try Ginger to Ease Nausea
Ginger is considered a superfood. It can help with your blood pressure, headache, nausea, and other side effects. It also raises the metabolism.
Restore Energy With Vitamin B and Protect Immunity With Vitamin C
Many hangover symptoms result from nutrient deficiencies, and vitamin B is particularly affected by alcohol use, according to a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vitamin B is responsible for energy, brain function, and keeping the immune system and nervous system acting properly.