You planned a wild bachelorette party in Vegas with your girls, and that’s what you got. What you didn’t plan for was the pounding headache, nausea and overall gross feeling you have the next day… the hangover.
While research on this topic is limited and there is no one solution to fix all the symptoms of a hangover, a few things can help alleviate it. Here are a few tips from Hangover Heaven’s Dr. Jason Burke in an interview with Mashable.
What You Should Know First
Did you know different kinds of alcohol affect your body differently? It’s true and the biggest offender according to Dr. Burke… is champagne.
“It undergoes two fermentations, and it actually contains a hangover-causing substance called acetaldehyde,” Dr. Burke says.
So when you and your ladies want to toast to the bachelorette’s last night of freedom, consider switching out the champagne for gin or vodka. Why? Because there’s no caffeine in them, which means you’re getting more fluid. Unlike champagne, vodka and gin are distilled four to five times and charcoal-filtered, which clears out some impurities.
More Tips for a Fast Recovery Here are a few other hangover remedies to help you get through the rest of your Vegas weekend.
- Preventative Measures – One of the easiest ways to prevent a hangover is to treat it before you even get it. For example, taking an Advil or Aleve before hitting the hay helps with inflammation, which is where a lot of the headache, nausea and vomiting comes from the next day.
- Water – Drinking water is a must. Alcohol is a diuretic and can cause dehydration, as you most likely already know from the frequent trips to the bathroom after your night of debauchery. Before going to bed, doctors recommend you down 16 to 20 ounces of water. Another trick is to order a glass of water with every drink you order and alternate between the two to replace lost fluids.
- Greasy Foods – Your body will crave what it needs. Greasy foods are rich in fat, which has the most energy per gram. Your natural inclination to dive headfirst into a bucket of fries, although unhealthy, is actually right on after a night of shots.
- Try a Coke – According to Dr. Burke, Coca-Cola is made with coca leaves, which has lots of antioxidants and caffeine and works well to treat headaches. If a Coke doesn’t sound good, try a good old cup of coffee.
- Sports Drinks – Gatorade and Powerade contain electrolytes (sodium, potassium chloride) that help replenish and restore your system levels. The sugar in the drinks will give you carbohydrates for energy. If you prefer the natural route, try sipping on coconut water.