How to prevent and treat a New Year’s Eve hangover


Now that 2017 has come to an end, many people have already started entering the party mode. New Year 2018 is just around the corner and there are celebrations all around. Indulging into a lot of alcoholic drinks can make your body dehydrated to a great extent. So before you put on your dancing shoes, make a note of these foods as they will come handy to you at the time of curing a hangover.

Doctors agree that there’s nothing wrong to have a few drinks this December 31 to celebrate the beginning of the New Year. However, they warn that if people are going to do it, it would be better if they limited their alcohol consumption to prevent feeling sick on the next day. According to Dr. Jennifer Ashton, this is the best way to avoid a hangover.

There’s a term that the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism uses to indicate the number of drinks people should have within a specific time.

“Binge drinking” helps consumers to limit their alcohol ingest. According to the institute, men wouldn’t be appropriately drinking if they had five or more drinks within two hours. Likewise, women wouldn’t be doing it right if they had four or more drinks within the same period.

If they don’t follow these recommendations, they would have blood alcohol concentrations of over 0.08 percent. Thus, making them feel dizzy and sick.

Also, Dr. Ashton said it’s vital that people stay hydrated if they decide to drink alcohol. Before and after consuming alcohol, they should drink enough water to counteract the alcohol’s effects.

Mayo Clinic, the Rochester-based nonprofit medical organization, also advises people to eat before, meanwhile and after consuming alcohol. According to its website, professionals recommend drinking a “full glass of water after each alcoholic drink.” On that same line, it reads that people shouldn’t have more than a drink of alcohol per hour to prevent the hangover.

For the day after

There’s some research that suggests people take starflower, yeast with vitamin B supplements, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines – like ibuprofen or aspirin – when they’re already feeling sick the day after they consumed too many drinks.

Referring to food, Ashton recommended having a “prairie oyster cocktail.” This kind-of-smoothie mixes raw eggs, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and ground black pepper.

Although it doesn’t sound tasty at all, scientists have shown little evidence suggesting it helps people suffering from a hangover.

As it was supposed, after all the benefits that coffee offers, people would believe that a cup of black coffee would also cure a person the day after it had too much alcohol. However, drinking this the morning after wouldn’t provide a short-term boost, but dehydrate the person more than it already is – as Ashton informed.

People also believe that water with electrolytes from pickle juice, on the other hand, helps the morning after. However, there’s not enough research to back it up.

Some people claim feeling better after drinking water while suffering from a hangover. Others have said that drinking beer alleviates it. However, there’s not enough research to back up none of them.


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