‘Tis the season to be celebrate, but the morning after a night out is often a lot more jarring than jolly, especially if you’ve had a few more drinks than usual. In order to ensure you can face the day (and people) after a night out, plan in advance to have one of these hangover remedies ready and waiting.
Sugary soda drinks
Who knew right? Usually they say chugging soft drinks like Sprite (which are sweet and caffeine-free) have no health benefits, but a 2013 study by Chinese researchers found that the drink speeds up our ability to process metabolize alcohol better and therefore reduce our experience of hangover symptoms.
Okay this one we all know. Since alcohol leaves you dehydrated, the most important thing to do the next day is hydrate. Water can help with headaches, fatigue and even nausea, so you can at least sort-of function for the rest of the day.
If you can bear the thought of physical activity, a little light exercise can go a long way (just remember to hydrate). Exercise gets the blood flowing and helps the body rid itself of toxins through sweat. Just don’t overdo it as remember, you’re still probably dehydrated.
Ginger or Peppermint tea
A hot beverage always makes you feel better (at least according to Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory). This time, there’s actual benefits as soothing herbal teas are said to relieve nausea and stomachaches. Green tea is also known to help the liver, and after a big night of celebrating, it probably needs all the help it can get!
Greasy comfort food
Food definitely helps a queasy stomach, but when it comes to greasy, delicious, bad breakfast food (like oily bacon and eggs) there’s not a lot of proof that it helps. Greasing up before you start drinking can reduce hangover symptoms the next day, but the English (who have made the breakfast “fry-up” an art form) swear that it also helps the day after.