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10 Aug 2018

#HealthBytes: Top 5 home remedies to cure hangovers

Best home remedies for hangovers

After a hard week of work, weekends often involve partying, and of course, plenty of alcohol for those who have a taste for it.

However, things can get ugly the next morning if there's a hangover.

Hangovers can be frustratingly bad, given the annoying hotchpotch of nausea, headache, stomach-ache, and lethargy that comes with them.

So, here are 5 home remedies that cure hangovers.

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Best home remedies for hangovers
Because staying hydrated is key to avoiding and treating hangovers


Because staying hydrated is key to avoiding and treating hangovers

One of the major causes and stimulants for hangovers is alcohol-induced dehydration.

That's why it is recommended to take a glass or two of water in between those pints and shots, and also the next morning if you get up with a hangover.

However, water alone can't help if it's a particularly bad hangover, and more natural, home remedies should be given a try.


Bananas help cure hangovers by supplying enough potassium

A mad party night with no dearth of alcohol, and obviously, frequent trips to the bathroom can drain your body of its potassium-content.

That's why bananas make for a great cure for getting over hangovers, as they are naturally rich in potassium, and help restore your potassium levels.

The best part is that there's no effort involved. Just peel one and eat away.

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Ginger, an age-old cure for seasickness and nausea


Ginger, an age-old cure for seasickness and nausea

A time-tested cure for seasickness and nausea, ginger is yet another miracle remedy to help you reduce hangover.

In addition, ginger is also good for improving digestion, thus relieving you of stomach-ache and feeling of uneasiness.

So, make yourself some ginger tea, or cut a few slices out of ginger root, add in boiling water, and drink it to feel better.

Coconut water

A powerhouse of all electrolytes your body needs

Consumption of alcohol makes you lose essential electrolytes by way of urination, thus depleting your energy, and giving way to hangovers.

That's exactly when coconut water comes into the scene as it contains five major electrolytes found in our body viz. potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium, and is great for rehydration.

Also, unlike most energy/sports drinks, it is considerably low in sugar.

Rich in potassium and antioxidants, honey helps beat hangovers


Rich in potassium and antioxidants, honey helps beat hangovers

The Royal Society of Chemistry stamps honey as an ideal way of dealing with hangovers, not for nothing.

Rich in potassium, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, and antibacterial properties, honey makes for a foolproof way of getting over mild to severe hangovers.

Swallow some raw honey, or spread over your morning toast.

One can also make a refreshingly good lemon-honey-water syrup to get relief from hangovers.

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