There are literally thousands of supposed hangover cures on the market, some of which might help, most of which most likely do not. The reality is that science has yet to discover exactly what causes a hangover, much less a singular cure for all hangovers. Hangovers are basically a constellation of symptoms that stem from a wide variety of alcohol consumption related causes. Here are 4 of the best ways science has yet devised to help beat a hangover.
1. Replenish your fluids
Whether it’s before you drink, after you drink or when you are fighting a hangover, water is your #1 best friend and best weapon. In many cases, what we call a “hangover” is really just severe dehydration. Our body needs mass quantities of water to process the alcohol, and the water in your drink is not nearly enough. One of the very best ways to beat a hangover is to drink one large glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume.
2. Sweat it out
The chemical name for alcohol, is ethanol, which is present in all alcoholic beverages. Ethanol is a toxin in and of itself, but when alcohol is broken down in the liver, it creates an even more toxic chemical called acetaldehyde. Our body processes and releases most toxins in one of two ways: sweat and urine. Sitting in a sauna or steam room can help you sweat out the toxins left behind by a hard night of partying. Be very careful, however, since heat can cause you to become even more dehydrated than you already are. If you aren’t able to keep liquids down, then definitely do not attempt to try and sweat it out.
3. Steer clear of caffeine
While the caffeine in coffee can help you sober up, … Read More