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Hangover Cures: 5 Best Ways To Get Rid Of A Hangover On New Year's Eve

By Dante Noe Raquel II , Jan 02, 2017 01:10 AM EST
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You ever wonder why certain alcohol gives you a nasty hangover? The headache is powerful, potent and lasts for hours. But, last time you were fine. What goes into creating that hangover when drinking alcohol and what can you do about avoiding them?<br /> (Photo : Common Man Cocktails / Youtube)

Welcoming a new year with a bang is a time to have a good time with family and friends. But as the drinks drift the tide, it's more likely that many will end up with the annoying after-effects of the night. Yes, that's right, alcohol's not look forward to companion - the hangover. Not the movie though but all experienced drunkenness effects that you almost forget everything before you got drunk.

But what cures a hangover? Is there a perfect hangover remedy? At this point, look at these five common myths about how to get rid of the night party-effect before syndrome.

Myth 1: Drink More Alcohol, Or 'Hair Of The Dog'

We've all heard this saying, or perhaps you even cuss by it, but 'hair of the dog' is, inappropriately, completely useless. Though having a drink when you're drunk may make you briefly feel better, you're only suspending the distress for later that day. Drinking more alcohol will only increase the current toxicity of the liquor already in your body.

The main source of a hangover is ethanol - the alcohol content in your drinks. This noxious chemical is a diuretic, which means you'll urinate more than usual and, thus, become dehydrated. Therefore, drinking more water is the best way to swing a hangover, or have some fresh juice for a vitamin mix.

Tip: Make sure you drink water before going to bed after the night out. Keep a glass of water by your bedside to drink if you wake during the night, and keep plenty of fluids the next day after.

Myth 2: Have A Fry-up

Although this is frequently pushed as a great hangover cure, it's best to steer fry a greasy breakfast. As a substitute, have some fresh fruit. A banana or kiwi is a good choice to refill your potassium levels - a mineral you lose when you drink alcohol.

Tip: Try not to drink on an unfilled stomach. When full, it will help you slow your body's ingestion of the alcohol.

Myth 3: Go For A Run To Clear Your Head

Fresh air can do good when you have a hangover, a gentle outdoor stroll instead of a run indoor or a gym workout. Since alcohol is a diuretic, you'll be very dry the next morning. Heavy exercise will cause you to sweat more, and you'll lose even more fluids. You need to be hydrated when you work out to maintain blood flow through your body - this is vital for carrying oxygen and nutrients to your muscles.

Tip: Make sure you rest and let your body get well and rehydrate before doing any active exercise.

Myth 4: Drink Lots Of Coffee

It's inviting to reach for the coffee the next day. But, just like alcohol, caffeine is a diuretic (although has a slighter effect than alcohol). One cup of coffee won't upset and can help you kick-start your day, as well as help you feel the need to drink more water.

Tip: But after that, stick to water therapy, fruit juice and herbal tea to recover fully with water body.

Myth 5: Eat At The End Of A Night Out

A drinking feast can easily tempt you to eat more beer-side-snacks or full meal after partying. It is advisable to eat a meal before starting to drink, rather than after party. Though it helps slow the absorption of alcohol eating after the party, it will also cause stomach cramps which leads to vomiting afterwards.

Know Your Glass Limits

Drink levelheadedly, knowing your limits and clinging to recommended rules will help you avoid getting a hangover at all. If you did pamper on New Year's Eve, don't beat by hand up too much. If it's not some frequent events, a few drinks for a special gatherings is not likely to cause long-term harm.

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