There is always a risk of ringing in the New Year with a little too much vigor and alcohol. What could it hurt, right? Your head, stomach, liver, various other body parts and, of course, your reputation. WellWell can’t do much to rehabilitate someone’s standing after a New Year’s Eve to forget, but we can help with some of the other maladies that come from imbibing too much. WellWell can do it with a menu of natural hangover remedies. Cheer up and read on.
Rejoice. It’s not your imagination. A bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich can actually help battle back the symptoms of a hangover. The reason is that both bacon and eggs contain an amino acid called cysteine, which does wonders to reduce the amount of acetaldehyde in a body. Why care? One of its byproducts is alcohol metabolization that can contribute to those awful symptoms.
Down some chicken or bone broth, but don’t go for the low sodium variety. Bodies need sodium and other electrolytes to function well and drinking too much can create a debilitating imbalance. Broths are not only gentle on the stomach, they can help a person rehydrate and replenish what’s missing in a step toward blissful recovery.
Chlorella, a freshwater plant, might be the pre-emptive strike against the consequences of over-indulgence. It contains a lot of chlorophyll and a unique component known as the Chlorella Growth Factor, which can help repair body tissues, while also helping to detoxify the body and removing pollutants, such as alcohol.
Drinking liquids is always helpful for hydration, but coconut water is an A-plus drink because it contains electrolytes. They help replace the sodium and potassium lost from overdrinking and bring the body back into balance.
Headaches and hangovers, unfortunately, kind of go together. A pounding noggin is usually caused by dehydration and decreased blood flow to the brain. Watermelon can help because it is not only high in, what else, water, but is also rich in L-citrulline, a nutrient that can stimulate blood flow.
If a hangover brings on general weakness and an out-of-whack feeling, chances are someone’s drinking has brought about a potassium deficiency. Bananas are a great source of it. Better yet, they’re easy on the stomach.
Okay, diving into a fish dinner might not sound like a great idea for rectifying a hangover, but think again. A deficiency of vitamins B6 and B12 is likely to intensify a hangover so, since salmon is rich in both, it might help undercut the worst of a hangover.
Kombucha, a fermented, lightly carbonated drink, has become a wellbeing rage. It is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease and enhance digestion, among other things. Loaded with antioxidants and probiotics, it is great for gut health, all of which is a ticket to hangover recovery.
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