New year began with a hangover? 5 home remedies to deal with it
The festive season is in full swing, but with celebrations comes hangovers. We know you had a great time last night, and of course, that last glass of wine was not actually your last! If you’ve overdone it on New Year’s Eve and need to perk yourself up, there are natural solutions to try. Usher in the year with a feeling of freshness, and choose your fix.
Drink lots of water
It may be the simplest cure, but it’s one of the most effective. Even relatively light drinking leads to dehydration. This, in turn, can cause the headaches, fatigue and lack of energy that so many of us associate with hangovers. Drink as much water as you can!
A touch of citrus
Consuming lemon juice, orange juice or the juice of any citrus fruit neutralises the effect of alcohol and hydrates your body. Or go for a bowl of fresh fruits.
Ditch your daily cuppa
Packing up on your caffeine levels is a terrible idea when your head feels like a hundred pounds. Caffeine will fail to reverse the negative effects of alcohol, leaving you feeling worse and even more dehydrated.
Ginger has long been used in medicine as an anti-nausea measure. Sip on a cup of ginger tea during the day. It will make the body feel light and energetic. You can also go for ginger tea. The hot mix can get you going.
The ultimate mix
Mix one spoon of baking soda in water and drink it quickly, like a medicated syrup, to get rid of the aches. The juice of a tomato mixed with lime or even a serving of fresh tomato soup with basil can provide relief.