Get Over Your Hangover Faster
If you’re like most college students, you’ve probably spent New Year’s Day curled up in a ball or, even worse, hunched over a toilet dry heaving.
Squandering all of your day to recover from your hangover is one of the worst ways to spend your holiday. This time of year is about enjoying the company of your friends and family, so, this year, learn how to get over that hangover sooner.
Read these tips on how to recover from a night of binge drinking:
Drinking on an empty stomach is a no-no: You want to line your stomach with some nutrients so your body can absorb the after effects of alcohol. Eat something light and healthy before you head to the bars.
Water is your best friend: My rule of thumb is to drink a bottle of water for every three drinks that I’ve consumed. I usually try to drink at least one bottle of water before I go to bed and at least two more for breakfast. Additionally, the fructose in fruit juice helps your body process alcohol faster. Be sure to have a glass of O.J. in the morning.
Skip your morning coffee: Contrary to common belief, coffee does not make your hangover go away. Your body is feeling sluggish because you’re dehydrated, not because you haven’t had your daily dosage of caffeine. Caffeinated drinks will only dehydrate you further.
Remember to eat breakfast: Keep it simple, light and balanced. Greasy foods may aggravate the acid reflux you may be experiencing. Toast, a bowl of cereal and some fruit juice should do the trick.
Pills are a last resort: Especially stay away from pain killers that contain acetaminophen. They can cause liver damage when combined with the consumption of alcohol.
Via Medline Plus