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How to cure a hangover post New Year’s Eve

With the year-end staring us smack dab in the face, you don't need a psychic to inform you that you'll be needing this article first thing in the crisp morning of 2020, post your cocktail/ wine/ whiskey/ whatever-you-love-fuelled party.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 31, 2019 11:59:45 pm
how to cure hangover, alcohol hangover, hangover remedies, alcohol hangover remedy, indian express, lifestyle Start the day with the best of all the hangover remedies out there— by fixing yourself a glass of lemon juice with a dollop of honey instead of sugar. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

New year is almost here (Read: National Hangover Day) . That’s right. New Year’s Eve is fun and all, but it’s the day after that we’re here to address. While New Year’s Day is only a few hours away, we also unofficially are dedicated to recognising that much of the world will wake up with a blaring headache after ringing in the new year with plenty of alcoholic beverages.

Not a fan of the drilling headaches and nausea? As it turns out, we aren’t either. Here we are, calling the big guns to tell you how to beat the dreaded hangover at its own game. Bookmark this page because you will need it. You can always thank us tonight as you ring the new year with whiskey on the rocks or your all-time favourite Cosmopolitan.

how to cure hangover, alcohol hangover, hangover remedies, alcohol hangover remedy, indian express, lifestyle Maintain distance from the coffee and tea machine as it’ll just aggravate your insides further. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Hangover remedies for the morning

The key element to keep in mind is that when you wake up after a night of binge-drinking, your body is severely dehydrated and running low on vitamins and nutrients. Here comes the best-known hangover remedy to your rescue—Fix yourself with a glass of lemon juice with a dash of honey, avoid refined sugar .Once you start to feel a little alive, get yourself a bowl of water-based fruit (melons and grapes are your friends during this time).

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Hangover remedies for after you’ve actually woken up

A night full of alcohol and we can tell our stomach lining isn’t ready to forgive us anytime soon. Above that the nausea hasn’t disappeared either. Steer clear of coffee and tea machine as it’ll just aggravate your insides further. Ditch your morning cuppa and sip on warm water during the day or fresh coconut water which can be taken directly as a fluid or as a smoothie whipped up using the cream inside the shell. You’ll also find that chia seeds soaked in warm water do wonders for your digestive system.

In fact, jaggery will come to your rescue too. Just munch on some with til (sesame) and dry ginger powder to help keep the headache at bay.

 

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Hangover remedies at lunch

Rather than going for a heavy lunch, instead go for a plate of curd to soothe your stomach. Khichdi will also help you get your nutrient supply up without aggravating your fragile appetite.

Also don’t give in to the myth of consuming more alcohol may make you temporarily forget your existing hangover, because the dehydration and digestive upheaval is just piling up in the meantime and will need to be ultimately faced.

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Here are these five tips for avoiding hangovers:

  • Eat before and while drinking.  Alcohol gets absorbed way faster when your stomach is empty, don’t want a hangover? Eat something before drinking alcohol and during the time you’re drinking.
  • Choose what you drink carefully. Beverages with fewer alcohol content are less likely to cause hangovers than beverages with more congeners, but remember that all types of alcohol can result in a hangover.
  • Sip water between drinks. Drinking a full glass of water after each alcoholic drink will help you stay hydrated. It’ll also help you drink less alcohol.
  • Take it slow. Avoid having more than one alcoholic drink in an hour. Stop drinking completely when you’ve reached your limit.

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