If you want to over-indulge yourself with alcohol during new year festivities, some after-party hangover cures for a better new year start may help you in that regard. Of course, the best way to dodge hangovers is not drinking alcohol in large amounts, but this method may not be completely acceptable at certain parties and celebrations.
Hangovers have been an unwanted side effect of partying since alcohol became a common beverage during festivities. Even the Roman civilization had methods of avoiding pounding headaches after large alcohol intakes. One of these methods still being used today, even if it is completely unconventional, is eating a canary that was deep-fried. It’s safe to say that this deep-fried canary does not in any way help with a hangover, but it can provide a rather interesting appetizer.
Some hangover cures are also extremely detrimental to one’s health. The habit of drinking another round or two of beer during a hangover does in fact not stop the hangover itself, it just elongates inebriation. Your liver still suffers the damages inflicted by alcohol, making you feel overly dehydrated.
In general, the human liver can process around one alcoholic beverage per hour without any major side effects. By drinking constantly over the course of three hours, for example, the liver will still process the intake until the morning after. Even if coffee is said to be a viable cure for a hangover, it still impacts the liver, prolonging the process as well.
The best way of alleviating the symptoms of a hangover is drinking large amounts of water. By rehydrating your body while at the same time filtering the remaining alcohol inside your system, you will feel better. In addition, taking an aspirin or other anti-inflammatory pills after you drank a lot of water, that pounding headache will go away as well.
Eating a big meal prior to drinking, or eating some toast or just normal bread afterwards, will let the stomach process the food first while alcohol gets processed in smaller intakes. By sparing your liver from a large amount of alcohol in just one go, the hangover will be much easier to manage. In some cases, it may not even appear in the first place.
The beverages you consume are also an important factor. Congeners, a chemical compound found in drinks that give color and flavor, also negatively impact your health. Alcoholic drinks like vodka and beer have extremely low amounts of congeners, lowering the severity of hangovers. True, vodka has a very high percentage of alcohol that outweighs the number of congeners, but beer is exempt from that fact entirely.
Energy drinks or fruit milkshakes also help in stabilizing your system, due to their high concentration of electrolytes and proteins. A big glass of banana milkshake will equalize the potassium levels as well, alleviating the stomach pains that one may face during a hangover.
By using some after-party hangover cures for a better new year start will help you on the 1st of January more or less, depending on how much alcohol you drank in the first place. Nonetheless, as long you have fun during the festivities, a small hangover afterward is not such a big deal. Up to this point, one may even say that hangovers have become such a common factor that they can almost be described as a tradition.