What is a hangover? A hangover is caused by drinking too much alcohol. Alcohol is a diuretic which results in a loss of fluids that can cause dehydration. A hangover is mostly the symptoms of dehydration.
What is the best hangover comfort food?
There are many myths about what foods are best for a hangover cure. Some people go for fry ups, some people go for another alcoholic drink, some people like cranberry juice or green tea.
The truth is, unfortunately, that there is no miracle hangover cure. The NHS suggest that if you do have a hangover, you can reduce symptoms by rehydrating with plenty of fluids, plus taking painkillers to fight headaches and muscle cramps. They suggest sugary foods to help fight against trembling and say that the best thing to eat is a thin vegetable based broth because it is full of vitamins and minerals and it is easy to digest - even with a queasy tum.
What can I do to avoid a hangover?
Always drink responsibly, but if you do go over the top make sure you drink plenty of water before going to sleep the night before. This will go a long way towards avoiding a hangover.
Don’t drink on an empty stomach. The best thing to eat is carbohydrates which will slow down absorption of alcohol.
If you wake up in the morning and still don't feel well, follow the NHS' advice and drink plenty of fluids, take a painkiller or two according the instructions and eat some veg broth.