So you spent the Bank Holiday weekend drinking, chucking down as much as you could. And now you’re back at work and in need of a hangover cure. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. And we’ve got some hangover cures for you!
The NHS says this:
“Alcohol is a diuretic (meaning it removes fluids from the body), so drinking too much can lead to dehydration. Dehydration is what causes many of the symptoms of a hangover.”
Ok, so we knew that, but what we need is a cure.
The NHS again: “the best way to avoid a hangover is not to drink too much.” Umm, yeah, bit late for that now. But they recommend rehydrating (preferably before going to sleep) with plenty of water. Then, sugary or isotonic drinks, and paracetamol. And an antacid if your stomach is upset.
All good sound medical advice, which we’d be wise to follow. They also suggest a thin vegetable soup to replace vitamins and minerals. I don’t know about you, but seriously, can you face vegetable soup?
We canvassed some friends and neighbours for their own brand of hangover cures. Go on, give em a try, we dare you!
The Very Best in Hangover Cures !
- Pickled onion Monster Munch and diet Coke.
- Cold flat Coke
- Onions: onion rings, friend onions, raw onions, spring onions, onion ring crisps
- Anything with cheese in it
- Fried egg sandwich with ketchup and 2 cans of Coke
- Barr’s Irn Bru (“made with girders”) and Scotch Pie
- Tomato Juice
- Hash browns and fruit salad (not on the same plate)
- Pint of milk and pack of salt n vinegar Ringos
- 27 hours sleep
- Hair of the Dog/ Getting Back On It
We really DON’T recommend No 12. As much as we like our tipple, that’s a sure-fire pathway to liver disease. And a total myth – it absolutely doesn’t work, just delays the inevitable. But have you tried any of the others? What’s your go-to hangover cure?