Originally published July 13 2009
Four Home Remedies Help Hangovers
by Henri Junttila
(NaturalNews) There are many different kinds of home remedies for hangovers. In this article you will learn four natural ways of getting relief and helping your body heal the havoc that alcohol caused. Common symptoms of a hangover include feeling dizzy, sweating, muscle aches, rapid heartbeat, irritability, anxiety, vomiting and nausea. The most important thing about these home remedies is to try them out yourself; some will work and some won't.
When you drink alcohol, your body stores it in your system. This is why you can get really drunk and why the effects can last for a long time, depending on how much you drink. Alcohol overloads your liver with more work than it can handle, and it also disrupts the production of natural sugar in your body. This is why you feel weak and tired when you wake up. Natural sugar or glucose feeds your brain and gives you energy; when it is taken away or reduced, you become tired and slow.
Alcohol also depletes vitamin A, B and C from your body, so it is important to get these vitamins back through foods such as, carrots, bananas and oranges.
The Four Home Remedies for Hangovers
#1 - Water & Fresh Juice
Drinking water and fresh juice (if possible) between every drink of alcohol you have will reduce your hangover the next day. Since alcohol dehydrates your body, it is important to drink liquids whenever possible. Drinking water the day after will help hydrate your body. Fresh juices on the other hand will hydrate and supply your body with much needed vitamins and minerals.
#2 - Exercise
Exercise doesn't seem like a good choice if you have a hangover, but it is believed that exercise helps you sweat out the alcohol from your body. Exercise also releases endorphins which help you feel better.
#3 - Sleep
Sleep helps your body regenerate. Try to sleep whenever possible and get a full night's sleep if you've had a few too many alcoholic beverages. Naps are also a good way to get in extra sleep during the day and help your body cope with the stress.
#4 - Food
As mentioned above, eat carrots for vitamin A, bananas for vitamin B and oranges for vitamin C to help your body get back to its natural state.
The best remedy for hangovers is not to drink at all. If you must drink, make sure you're hydrated and eat well before you start drinking. Drinking on an empty stomach will increase the bad effects of alcohol and make the hangover worse. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and some nuts and seeds to give your body the proper nutrients that it needs.
About the authorHenri Junttila is passionate about topics such as home water filters, natural skin care, omega 3 fish oil and natural supplements. His website Colon Health, provides information on topics such as candida cleanse, hemorrhoid cure, relieving constipation, colon detox, colon cleaning, the best colon cleanse and colon cleanse products reviewed by his visitors.
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