Field Tested Hangover Remedies
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Field Tested Hangover Remedies

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Field Tested Hangover Remedies

So here it is, the New Year. 2016 has come to an end, and 2017 is here. We all got a fresh start. We can all use this new year to do all the things we didn’t do in 2016. It is a beautiful thing. But with every new year comes with the same thing, a painful hangover. After spending New Year’s Eve partying it up, New Year’s Day is when we pay the price. So everyone now must be wondering: how do I get rid of those nasty hangovers? Well, good news is here. This article will give you several different hangover remedies field tested by someone who has had his share of wild nights followed by blindingly painful mornings.

1. Hair of the Dog

This is probably the most commonly known remedy. The name comes from “Hair of the Dog that Bit You,” which was actually a rabies treatment in Scotland a very long time ago. It was believed that if you were bitten by a dog with rabies, placing hairs of the dog that bit you on the bite will prevent you from getting rabies. A similar practice is now used to treat hangovers. Many people believe that the best thing for a hangover is a shot of what you had the night before. The theory is that a hangover is an early stage of alcohol withdrawal. Therefore, more alcohol will cure what ails you.

2. The Bukowski

If anyone is an expert of alcohol and hangovers, it is most definitely the man himself, Charles Bukowski. Charles Bukowski was a famous writer, as well as a well-known alcoholic. In a chapter of his semi-autobiographical book, “Women”, Bukowski’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, instructs a friend on how to deal with a crippling hangover. He instructs his friend to have a beer and two soft boiled eggs. Now Bukowski is basically using the same practices as “Hair of the Dog”, but modifying it a bit. The problem with “Hair of the Dog” when it comes to hangovers is sometimes you can’t stomach any more alcohol. A lot of times your hangover will come with nausea, vomiting, and stomach pains. Therefore the egg is there to help settle your stomach, as well as nourish you since it is a good source of protein. Charles Bukowski is a man you should listen to. At least when it comes to this subject.

3. Pickle Juice

I am not too sure about the origins of this remedy, but I have found this to possibly be the most effective one. I have heard that this a Polish remedy, but I believe I also heard it may by Russian as well. This remedy instructs you to drink pickle juice to cure your hangover. After drinking all that alcohol, your body is drained of water and electrolytes. Alcohol is a diuretic. It dehydrates you. The salts in the pickle juice will help replenish those electrolytes and get your body back into balance. And it turns out that Dr. Oz swears by this remedy. So don’t just trust me and Polish/Russian lore, Dr. Mehmet Oz approves.

4. Chocolate Ice Cream

The movies “Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz”, and “The World’s End” are all part of the trilogy created by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. The trilogy is called “The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”. The name comes from a “silly joke”. In “Shaun of the Dead”, Ed uses Cornetto Ice Cream as a hangover remedy. This is based on Edgar Wright’s actual experiences. Unfortunately, it is hard to find Cornetto ice cream in the United States, but so many people swear that chocolate ice cream is the best thing for a hangover. I have also heard of chocolate milk as a hangover remedy. What it does is it brings Vitamin D into your system, raises your blood sugar, settles your stomach, and hydrates you. So many people swear by this particular remedy.

5. Monster Rehab/Rockstar Recovery

It’s about time they made an energy drink specifically for hangovers. It’s no mystery that caffeine is a great way to combat hangovers. The problem is that caffeine is a diuretic, and it dries you out. At the same time, the beverages than include caffeine also seem to dry us out, including: coffee and energy drinks. Now there is Monster Rehab and Rockstar Recovery. Not only do these drinks have a formula specifically targeted towards hangovers, but they are also non-carbonated, so they hydrate you instead of dehydrate you. They also have electrolytes for the same reason. The ingredients for Monster Rehab are: Filtered Water, lemon juice concentrate, Glucose, Taurine, Scitric acid, odium Citrate, back tea extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, natural flavor, magnesium lactate, monopotassium phosphate, calcium lactate, Caffeine, sucralose, concentrated coconut water, milk thistle extract, niacinamide, sodium chloride, pantothenic acid, quercetin, L-Carnitine, L-tartrate, Glucuronolactone, Guarana Seed Extract, Inositol, acesulfame potassium, acai extract, goji berry extract, mangosteen extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin. The ingredients for Rockstar Recovery are: Purified Water, orange Juice concentrate, Taurine, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Sodium Citrate, sucrose, Caffeine, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, gum arabic, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, calcium pantothenate, niacinamide, Panax Ginseng Extract, Milk Thistle Extract, Magnesium Lactate, Ester Gum, Calcium Lactate, Prickly Pear Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, monopotassium phosphate, apocarotenal, Cyanocobalamin. This may not fully cure your hangover, but it will definitely aid along another remedy or practice.

6. The 100 Percent Guarantee Method

Don’t drink! If you don’t drink, you won’t get a hangover. Maybe do other things that are fun. Because hangovers are the price to pay for the fun that alcohol delivers. You have to decide if it’s worth it.

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