Monday, 8 June 2015

How to deal with hangover hell.

Lying in bed feeling sorry for myself following a night out in Oxford, it occurred to me that despite being easy to prevent, hangovers occur far too often – usually resulting in vowing to never drink again (until the next time, obviously).
In the hope of never having to feel the affects of a hangover again, I have stalked google for the best hangover cures – my favourites being the ones listed below: 

1. Avoid dark coloured drinks. Darker coloured drinks such as red wine or whiskey contain more congeners which are produced when the drink is fermented. As a rule, the more congeners in the drink, the worse the hangover. 

2. Avoid fizzy mixers. Drinking fizzy drinks can speed up the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into your system – something like squash is a far better choice when trying to avoid a hangover the following morning. 

3. Have a fry up. If you can manage to drag yourself out of bed the next morning, cook yourself a fry up. Fry ups are great for replacing the fatty acids in your body and breaking down any remaining alcohol in your liver. 

4. Drink a chocolate milkshake. Apparently chocolate milkshakes are great for hangovers due to the milk being settling for nausea and the sugar/salt content being the perfect balance for a carb/salt fix.

5. Eat a banana. Bananas are great at neutralising stomach acid and also contain a high magnesium content which will help relax your blood vessels (the things that are causing your pounding headache). 

6. Drink lots and lots of water. Throughout the night, it is recommended that you alternate alcoholic drinks with a glass of water so as to avoid dehydration. Another great tip is to drink a glass of water before you go to bed. 

I hope these cures make your hangover that little bit more bareable! 


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