We hope you had fun last night because you must be feeling the effects now if you’re searching for hangover cures. But that’s what we’re here for! Never to judge, only to advise. Here’s how you should start your day after a big night to kick that hangover to the curb quick.
Eat a good breakfast
Food is one of the last things your stomach is asking for right now but it is high up on the list of things it needs. Ignore your taste buds and their cries for a big greasy meal. The best breakfast to refuel your body first thing is simple carbs like toast or cereal. Gentle on the stomach and works to boost your blood sugar levels. Pair it with a glass of OJ if you crave more sugar or some herbal tea to settle a sore stomach. Avoid caffeine since it’s highly dehydrating. Then later in the day you should be able to handle a heartier meal with some much needed protein.
Go back to bed
First of all, you can’t sleep it off. Sorry. But having a lot of alcohol in your system overnight is a precursor to a bad night of interrupted sleep, likely because your body is remaining active overnight in an attempt to metabolise and heal. If you’re smart enough to have pre-planned a hungover day then let your plush mattress lure you back into it. A few naps throughout the day should get rid of that headache, irritability and muscle fatigue caused by your lack of sleep.
Don’t bother with exercise
Depending how you feel about a good sweat session after a night out you’ll be thrilled/devastated to hear exercise doesn’t help. It increases your metabolism slightly but even a brisk walk is sufficient - there’s no need for an intense workout sesh. Exercise may even dehydrate you further and extend your hangover. Sure the endorphins will help improve your mood, but so will a marathon TV session on the living room sofa. Just saying...
The scientific method
Selina Cheney from SuperCells relies on a scientific method to bring her back to her best after a big night out.
“The two main contributors to a hangover are dehydration and oxygen deficiency. The main reason you may experience a headache and fatigue is because the alcohol compounds weren’t removed from your system while you slept.
Introducing a hydrogen supplement into your pre and post-drinking protocol will help enormously with dehydration, as it targets damaging free radicals within the cell and turns them into water. Whilst alcohol is creating oxidative stress in your body, hydrogen is mopping it up and protecting the cells and tissues from the resulting damage.
Super-loading your body with liquid oxygen breaks down alcohol into harmless substances and expels them from your body much faster. The additional oxygen helps to clear your mind, detoxifies the impurities in your blood and increases your body’s energy reserves.
Try the following hangover hack:
1. Before your first alcoholic beverage, take a serve of hydrogen and liquid oxygen
2. Prior to bed take another serve of liquid oxygen
3. Upon rising have a serve of hydrogen and oxygen
Works a treat every time!”
The only guaranteed cure: prevention
Us Aussies love to have a drink but research suggests 24% of us have been injured as a result of drinking, and many more wake up with all the regrets the following day. That is if you can remember what to regret. If you’re hungover more often than not then you may need to reconsider your drinking habits. To celebrate without the consequences you could try Edenvale’s range of alcohol removed wines. They’ve been made like a standard wine so have all the flavour, depth and aromas but the alcohol is removed in the final stages so you can forget the hangover. Available at Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Dan Murphy’s and Foodworks.
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The only thing you can do now is wait it out. Hangover’s are primarily cured by time but if you follow these steps it should take the sting out of waking up after your last big party.