If there is one invention that would make someone very, very rich, it’s the legitimate hangover cure.
We’ve all been there on mornings that we’ve had a little too much—the headache, the bad feeling in the stomach, the desire to do nothing else but stay in bed and watch reality TV. Although there isn’t one pill that you can take as a cure-all, there are a few home remedies that are sure to make that day after the party a little better. And given that today is St. Patrick’s Day, you’d better take note for tomorrow.
You know what they say—the best way to make yourself feel better after a little too much is to drink a TON of water
. True. But, what’s even better than that is to get your fill of electrolytes while you slurp up your agua. Grab some bottled water with electrolytes thrown in. The best part about ingesting them in water is that you don’t have the sugar and the calories that are included in a sports drink; you get all the nourishment without the guilt. Ok, you still have to deal with the guilt of the hangover, but that’s another story…
Spicy or Greasy Food
When you’re feeling a little fuzzy from one too many the night before, is there anything better than a bagel with ham, egg and cheese? Well, yes, actually—a bagel with ham, egg and cheese with a little Tabasco
sauce thrown in for good measure. While there is no scientific proof that greasy food and spice helps cure your hangover, you don’t really need to be validated by an article in Nature
to know that it works. Trust us, when you feel better after scarfing down that greasy dish in about two seconds, that’s all the proof you’ll need. This Hangover Omelet
is also good for curing you the day after.
Behold the healing properties of a bowl of soup that costs about $3 at your local Thai joint! Lemongrass soup
, if you have access to it (or can whip it up in a jiff), is a great hangover cure. Sometimes eating food doesn’t sit well when you’re feeling it the next day (yep, even the greasy stuff), so it’s best to stick to the liquid. The herb in this traditional Thai soup has a cleansing effect, clearing out your respiratory tract, not to mention all the bad stuff you ingested the night before. Throw a few drops of hot sauce in and—bam!—hangover defeated.
Yep, it’s true. The hair of the dog really works. The Bloody Mary
has everything you need to balance yourself after a crazy party. It’s got vitamins and minerals from the tomato juice, a little salt from the celery salt that is traditionally mixed in the drink, a little spicy kick from the horseradish that’s muddled in there, and some citrus (which plays the lemongrass’ role here) in the form of lime juice. The only thing missing? Grease. But it’s not unheard of to throw a stick of bacon in your glass as a garnish. Seriously. Try it—you won’t be disappointed. Check out my 10 Awesome Bloody Mary Tips
to make your perfect Bloody.