Home Remedies for Carnival Hangover

5 Jan 2015
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If you wake up on Ash Wednesday with the worst headache, your body is shaking, you are throwing up uncontrollably, you’re dizzy and nauseous; then you have a hangover, try these home remedies for a speedy recovery.

If you wake up on Ash Wednesday with the worst headache, your body is shaking, you are throwing up uncontrollably, you’re dizzy and nauseous; then you have what is known as a hangover. The first thought that comes to mind, is to stay home but you know that it is going to be pretty hard to convince your boss that you truly have a “family emergency” on Ash Wednesday. So more than likely, if you want to stay in your boss’s good graces you will have to drag yourself out of bed, hangover or not. Well here are some natural remedies to cure that nasty hangover.

Lemon
bitter lemon in a bowl

The juice of the lemon is quite effective in curing hangovers. When you drink too much alcohol, the liver works overtime to try and filter the alcohol out of your system, lemon juice supports detoxification by enhancing liver function and tissue regeneration. Simply cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a glass of water, if you think you are really strong you can drink your lemon juice straight.

Tomato
tomatoes in a bowl

To use tomatoes to help a hangover, you can simply eat a few tomatoes, make some soup or just squeeze the juice and drink it. Alcohol depletes vitamin C in the body and tomatoes have been known to ease hangover symptoms, as they are rich in vitamin C, so basically it’s the same principle as lemon juice. 

Banana
hand of bananas on cutting board

You know that shaky feeling you get from drinking too much? Well that occurs because alcohol depletes the body of essential electrolytes. Some people even wake up with a twitching in their muscles, all those hangover symptoms are a sign of your body needing potassium. Bananas are rich in potassium, so eat a few bananas or if you can’t stomach solid food, like most people feel when they wake up with a hangover, you can use your blender to make a banana punch. 

Honey
honey in bowl

Honey has many uses and hangover cure is one. It contains fructose (the sweetness) which helps your body metabolize the alcohol more and it also contains potassium, just like bananas. If your hangover is extremely bad, you can take two to six teaspoons of honey every 20 minutes or you can combine it with bananas.

Water
glass of water on table with bottle behind

Alcohol dehydrates the body of fluids so the more water you intake, the more fluids you replace and the better the body will recover. Drinking lots of water when you wake up with a hangover can help you to feel a bit better and in some cases much better however, water really works best to prevent hangovers.

Home & Garden Caribbean Lifehack:  Just by drinking a glass of water in between every alcoholic beverage you can actually prevent hangovers. You can even try drinking a large glass of water before falling asleep after a night of heavy drinking and you will wake up feeling less hung-over.  

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