You may wonder how hangover home remedies and natural cures for hangovers can be helpful. Quite simply because we've all been there. We've all woken up with a rotten stinking headache, feeling terrible with no real vitamin drinks, no alcohol detox and nothing to provide hangover relief when you so badly need it.
Or at least that's how it looks. Maybe we think there's nothing in the cupboard or the bed that we know of that helps a hangover? You may have the right ingredients there, you just need to know about it. The best hangover home remedies I can give is combining one, two or even three of these natural cures. For example, drinking fruit juice and eating a bacon and egg sandwich would counter several of your symptoms simultanously.
Here are my tried and tested top ten hangover home remedies that are useful when nothing seems to be there for you and you do not want to go outside because you're scared or it's cold.
1. Multivitamin before sleeping
Taking a couple of multivitamin pills before sleeping works wonders for preventing hangovers. Once you get into the habit of this, you'll see what this means for you. The best multivitamins contain all the essential electrolytes to replace all the nutrients you lose when drinking plenty of alcohol. Certain vitamins contain elements that can even help to detox your liver which means your body can better rid themselves of those nausea-inducing toxins that are produced when breaking down alcohol.
2. Pure Fruit Juice
Pure fruit juice will help put you back on track because it helps to resolve two of the hangover causes: dehydration and the lack of vitamins and minerals in your body. You lose lots of liquid as alcohol's a diuretic (which means it increases the rate at which your body expels liquid, which explains your visits to the restroom) and also because alcohol consumption depletes your body's natural reserves of vitamins and minerals.
Go for an organic fruit juice if you can; a combination of several different fruits such as cranberry, blueberry, kiwi, banana, mango, passion fruit. Orange and pineapple could be fine if you have already eaten, but avoid them on an empty stomach as they may be acidic. Juices are one of the easiest hangover home remedies, but you'll need food to go with them.
Most fruit juices will be rich in natural vitamins and minerals, picking you up nicely from your hungover state and replacing those that you lost the night before. Try to make your own fruit juice cocktail if you can, using fresh fruit in the blender, such as a banana and strawberry together.
You'll be the hero of the hungover group if you know how to make these hangover home remedies for your friends too!
3. Food hangover home remedies
Another cause of your hangover is when you have a low blood sugar level in your body, which will make you feel tired and a bit weak. Ever tried to lift weights after a big night out? Yes you're pathetic!
Having some simple, starch based food will help to heal your hungover state by boosting the sugar level in your blood and bringing back that 'human' feeling again. Eating starch based food will help you even more if part of the cause of your morning after headache is to do with you not eating enough the previous night, in which case you'll feel particularly slow and lacking in energy.
Many people report that eating brings them back to life after a heavy night. Obviously, on occasions, your hangover will be too severe to eat anything, in which case I can recommend either staying in bed and sleeping or drinking water, combined with other hangover home remedies such as exercising or taking a hot bath.
4. Exercise and fresh air
I know people who 'll go straight out for a run, a bike ride or a hard hour in the gym after a heavy night out. The benefits? Your body sweats out the alcohol very fast, even though it may be tough going while on your bike or treadmill, you'll feel far better afterwards.
Exercise is one of the best hangover home remedies. The only drawback is that a bad headache from drinking hangover-inducing drinks, such as rum, tequila, low quality red wine or brandy may still stay, even after sweating out lots of alcohol. In this case you may need to try rehydrating yourself more by drinking plenty of liquids and eating recommended food.
Please take care though. I do not necessarily recommend you doing excessively vigorous exercise when feeling hungover, I just say it works for some people. Maybe it's too much for you, depending on your state and your natural fitness levels. This technique is more used by people who already do sport and are in reliably good shape.
Other people prefer a brisk walk where the air is fresh or perhaps a game of golf which has the added benefit of distracting you by the game you are playing. Fresh air is far better for you – we all know how a hangover can appear to be less severe in the countryside.