Everything in moderation, including moderation: it’s one of the most popular sayings and seems most applicable to the drinking of alcohol. As such, most people, even those who only drink occasionally, will find themselves “hung over” from drinking too much alcohol the evening prior.
With the typical hangover including a pounding headache, upset stomach, exhaustion, light sensitivity, and dehydration, it can be difficult to focus on much of anything at all. No wonder, then, that so many people are on the lookout for the ideal cure for the hangover. On that note, let’s take a look at some simple ways to help you get over the nasty feelings that often follow a night of over-indulging in alcohol.
1. Start the Day Right
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that may apply more than ever when you wake up with a nasty hangover. That’s because foregoing food — something that’s fairly understandable if you feel sick to your stomach or have a pounding headache — will, in the long run, only make things worse. Why? Because without food, your body will struggle to find the resources to help you overcome all those nasty sensations that are keeping you from eating in the first place. It’s pretty much the definition of the vicious cycle.
Try to eat something that will give your body a boost: fruit with toast and yogurt, for example, will provide you with vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, and carbohydrates. It may be just enough to help your body get on the road to recovery, allowing you to salvage the day.