Cracking the hangover cure code! Hangover recipes that actually help ease the pain.

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Hangover cures

The morning after a night of partying can be harsh. Hangover cures are a myth. Plain and simple. There is no cure for a hangover but there are things you can do to help ease your pain. You knew you should of avoided that last shot or glass of wine or beer! Whatever your poison is? You feel like total ass right now.  The best cure is to not drink at all or in moderation. To know your limit but nahhhhh, that’s no fun!

    1. Alka Seltzer -Seltzer varieties contain sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda), which will help settle a queasy belly by neutralizing stomach acid.
    2. Coconut water with 1 tablespoon of honey and a emerge-c powder packet. Coconut water is loaded with potassium and other vitamins which  will help your body with dehydration.  Honey is acclaimed by scientists for its ability to aid the body in quickly breaking down all the alcohol you consumed. The antioxidant properties in honey helps to  neutralize the toxins created by consuming alcohol. Dr. John Emsley, UK Popular Science writer and chemistry academic, claims the natural fructose in honey helps the body rapidly metabolize alcohol. The Emerge-c packet re-boosts the vitamin & Electrolytes lost during all those bathroom visits. remember Alcohol is a diuretic. Before you turn in, stir a couple of spoonfuls of honey into a glass of hot water and drink it down).
    3. Fresh Ginger and club soda
    4. Hydration– Get yourself hydrated again. Eating water-rich foods and vegetables like cucumbers, celery, iceberg lettuce and watermelon. Make yourself a watermelon smoothie with cucumbers, celery & iceberg lettuce.
    5. Eggs w/ burnt toast– Eggs are packed with protein and cysteine which help to mop up alcohol’s leftover toxins.Carbon in the charred part of the toast filters the impurities. ( That waffle house bacon ,egg and cheese on toast with a side of hash-browns doesn’t sound to bad @ 2a.m.)
    6. Can of Tomato soup.The sodium in a can of  tomato soup can help you retain water, and if you’ve been vomiting, you’ll need their potassium and sodium in your body, which help to restore  your electrolytes.
    7. Banana’s– are loaded with potassium
    8. 8oz of Tomato juice with a dash of cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of honey, and juice from a freshly squeezed lime. This concoction helps to hydrate you and helps to replenish electrolytes, adds sodium that help retain water and get your blood sugar back on track.
    9. Bouillon based broth soups. They will help hydrate you, add vitamins and minerals back into your gut.
    10. Sleep. Get plenty of sleep. 48 hours later . You will be back to your old self again.

Things to remember

  • Stay away from  Coffee- the caffeine narrows your blood vessels and boosts blood pressure. which  in return might make your the hangover worse.
  • Don’t ever drink on an empty stomach. Before you head out on a night on the town or a friends back yard cookout. Eat a  meal that includes carbohydrates (such as pasta or rice) or fats. The food will help slow down the body’s absorption of alcohol.
  • Drink water or non-fizzy soft drinks in between each alcoholic drink.
  • Drink at-least 16oz’s of water before you go to sleep. Keep a glass of water by the bed to sip if you wake up during the night.
  • Please always have a designated driver. Never put  your life in danger or someone else!

Remember Alcohol Can Be Deadly

There are a few warning signs that you shouldn’t take lightly. per wedmd.com

Multiple vomiting. This is simply your body’s natural way of quickly getting rid of the toxins in alcohol — not a bad thing by itself. But it can rapidly lead to potentially life-threatening dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Lay off the liquor and start drinking lots of water.

Passing out. If someone drinking heavily passes out, and doesn’t respond when you try to wake them, take that person to a local emergency room. People in that condition are in danger of choking on their own vomit or going into shock.

What are electrolytes, and why do we need them?

Here we are making a big fuss over electrolytes, but what are they really? And why do they matter? I could write a dense (at least) six page article on electrolytes, but I’ll spare you (unless you want to go to sleep, then I can send you a copy.) There are tons of electrolytes out there, but in our bodies they are basically calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium chloride, hydrogen phosphate (a mineral) and hydrogen carbonate (a salt.) These electrolytes are vital for survival-not only could we not function if we didn’t have them, if we dilute them too much, it can lead to death by “water poisoning.” They regulate our nerve and muscle function, our hydration, the pH of our blood, rebuilding damaged tissue, and determining blood pressure. One example of their job would be in order for a muscle to contract-from your heart to the tiniest toe muscle- it needs the electrolytes calcium, sodium, and potassium. Too little and muscles become weak, too much and they over contract.

Make Your Own Electrolyte Energy Drink
You will need…

-1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
-1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
-1 ½ to 2 cups fresh water, depending on how strong you want the flavor
-1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
-2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste

Directions

Toss everything into a food blender and blend until the honey is dissolved, or just use some elbow grease and blend it by hand. Pour yourself a tall glass, drop in a few ice cubes, and enjoy.

Another one..

-1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
-1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
-1 ½ to 2 cups of fresh water
-1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
-2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste
Directions

Same as above. You can halve or double the recipe as you need, and feel free to experiment with flavors. Keep in mind citrus fruits, especially orange, are a good source of electrolytes.

Another one

You will need…

-3 cups of coconut water
-1 cup of strawberries
-1 cup of fresh water
-1 cup of ice
-1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
-2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste

Directions

Throw into you blender and let it run until everything is thoroughly mixed together and the mixture is smooth.

Resources:

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/hangover-cures-8-healthy-foods-to-ease-your-symptoms/slide/1

:http://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-health/natural-hangover-remedy-honey.aspx

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/04/12/hangover-cures-that-actually-work/

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/Hangovers.aspx

http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/hangover-helpers

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