Surely it’s happened to all of us at one point in our lives; a little too much champagne can lead to a debilitating and sickly hangover. While sometimes it’s best to sleep it off, there are ways to help you feel better, and fast! Make sure you consider our tips next time you plan on having a big night out.
A fairly obvious choice, but the body does get extremely dehydrated from all the alcohol. Keep a water bottle handy throughout the day to keep hydrated, and to avoid feeling sick. Sports drinks also double up as good choice to replenish electrolytes, however they are filled with sugar that won’t help your body in the longterm.
If you’re feeling a little under the weather, some gentle exercise could help nurse you back to good health. Going for a short walk is a great way to take in some fresh air, but don’t forget to bring sunglasses!
Have a bath
Hop into a warm bath if you start to feel nauseous, since the temperature will help to ease any of these symptoms. Completely submerge yourself in the water, play some music to relax, and even add some bubble bath or oils to make it extra luxurious.
Eat food high in protein
Don’t choose a meal that is high in fat or carbohydrates thinking that it will soak up all the alcohol. Consuming alcohol breaks down amino acids in the body, so eating food high in protein such as eggs is the best option since it helps the body get back to normal. Mushrooms, spinach and peanut butter are also high in protein and will work just as well.
Since alcohol is a diuretic it’s effects are catastrophic on the body which include losing vitamins and nutrients just by having a drink or two. Try taking vitamin supplements the next day, focusing on Vitamins B and C. Take with some food such as crackers or dry toast to avoid feeling sick.
Take it easy
Sometimes it’s best not to get back on your feet after you’re feeling ill. Rest until you feel better, and let the hangover run it’s course. Don’t physically exert yourself as this could bring on nausea, but lounge around at home with a good book or kick back with a movie on the couch.
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By Felicia Sapountzis