Sun Jan 1st

National Hangover Day

Hangover's signs

  • Alcohol is a toxin. At a certain rate, our bodies begin to metabolize toxins (alcohol) in a specific rate. We become intoxicated when the rate of intake exceeds the liver's ability to process it. The risk of a hangover has never been higher, as well. Acetaldehyde is a harmful chemical that occurs as the liver breaks down alcohol. glutathione, one of the body's anti-toxins, is one of the many drugs used to combat these toxins. The body can only make so much at a time, and a night of drinking quickly depletes it. We're exhausted because glutathione is a stimulant, so we're exhausted
  • Alcohol promotes the discovery of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Excessive amounts of hydrochloric acid may result in a queasy stomach, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • Headache or muscle pains: Alcohol is a diuretic. Dehydration causes aches and pains, as well as the upset stomach that was discussed above

How to avoid the hangover from preventing the hangover

  • Eat – Before or during the first round of drinks, a fat and protein-loaded dish slows the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. No, the food doesn't look like a sponge, soaking up the alcohol, but it does slow down the digestive process. Fats and proteins, especially proteins, take longer to digest, and alcohol will be released more slowly into the bloodstream
  • Drink water – Keep hydrated between beers or shots by sipping a glass of water in between. Hydration dilutes the alcohol, giving the liver time to keep up and replace the fluids that have been missing
  • Avoid diet cocktails – According to WebMD, studies show that cocktails made with fruits, fruit juices, or other sugar-containing beverages lessen the intensity of a hangover
  • "Beer than alcohol, never been sicker," the saying goes. Pace yourself. There's more to do with the amount of alcohol consumed than the type, rather than the style. Beer tends to be consumed more quickly than hard liquor, and as the night progresses, each successive drink tends to go down faster. One might drink more beer while still switching to beer halfway through, but less total alcohol than if the process were reversed

Hangover cures

Time and a lot of fluids are the only sure-fire cure for a hangover. Some common medications may help reduce the symptoms, while others may prolong recovery.


  • "The hair of the dog that bit you" is the most common "cure" in the United States. This remedy claims that having some of what caused the hangover will help eliminate it. The approach, however, will delay recovery as it will place more strain on the liver, increase the mystery of hydrochloric acid, and not replace any of the fluids that were already lost to last night's revelry
  • Drink coffee – A strong cup of coffee is often thrust into the hands of the hangover victim in the hopes of bringing some life back to them. Coffee is a diuretic, and although it may temporarily boost the body, the effect is short-lived and will only delay recovery


  • Pain relievers may be the correct option for the pounding headache, which is a common symptom of a hangover. However, they also taxed the already overworked liver. Aspirin will have the least effect on the liver, but it can irritate the stomach if a pain reliever is required, but it will irritate the stomach. Both ways, pain relievers can delay recovery more than easing the symptoms
  • Over-the-counter miracle cures may seem too good to be true, and they certainly are. The bulk of them require each pill to be taken with large amounts of water. See *above for more information on re-hydration. These items may help reduce the symptoms, but at a cost that is unnecessary


  • Eat a banana. Bananas are high in potassium. We lose a lot of this nutrient when we drink alcohol. Muscle pains and cramps are caused by potassium deficionation. These symptoms can be alleviated by eating a banana
  • During the party, drinking a lot of water* and replacing fluids after can help reduce the effects of a hangover. Rehydrate with water, or try fruit juices and sports drinks. Electrolytes that have been missing will be replaced by electrolytes that have been missing, and they will also help with low blood sugar levels. Alcohol intake has been attributed to an increase in insulin levels in insulin, according to studies
  • Eating a meal with complex carbohydrates, protein, and a little fat can help reduce the signs of a hangover. Whole wheat toast can remove some of the stomach's acids. A fried egg will give the stomach something else to do instead of producing acid and also replacing some nutrients that were lacking during the party binge