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Best foods to cure a terrible hangover

Water is the greatest elixir in life. It hydrates and flushes the toxins out of the body. On the other hand, alcohol is a diuretic and it pushes liquids away from the body.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Hence, instead of reaching for a soft drink or even trying to cure a hangover with more booze, drink several glasses of water before going to bed and once you wake up.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

If your first instinct is to reach for a cup of strong coffee, forget it. Like alcohol, coffee is a diuretic that will drain your body of liquids. Instead, opt for ginger or peppermint tea.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

If your first instinct is to reach for a cup of strong coffee, forget it. Like alcohol, coffee is a diuretic that will drain your body of liquids. Instead, opt for ginger or peppermint tea.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Studies show that ginger can diminish feelings of nausea and reduce motion sickness. Peppermint can also decrease nausea and motion sickness for pregnant women. Thus, herbal teas can actually assuage hangover symptoms.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Sports drinks and coconut water are also great for curing a hangover. Both beverages are amazing at replenishing liquids and electrolytes.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Fructose can work wonders for your hangover. Drink fruit juices such as apple or cranberry for instant energy. Avoid orange or grapefruit juices as they are sour citrus and can irritate your stomach.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Fructose can work wonders for your hangover. Drink fruit juices such as apple or cranberry for instant energy. Avoid orange or grapefruit juices as they are sour citrus and can irritate your stomach.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Fruits such as bananas, kiwi and spinach are loaded with potassium. When you binge on alcohol, this vital electrolyte is being depleted. If you don't feel like eating green veggies in the morning when your head is throbbing with pain, you can also put them in a blender and make a power smoothie.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Eat eggs because they are rich in amino acids (cysteine and taurine). In particular, cysteine is great at breaking down acetaldehyde, chemical residues that are left behind in the body causing hangover headaches.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Other foods that can help you with your awful hangover include tomatoes for its fructose and vitamin C, oats for vitamins and minerals and chicken noodle soup for cysteine.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Avoid greasy food as it will not cure a hangover. It can even irritate a sensitive stomach.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

Avoid greasy food as it will not cure a hangover. It can even irritate a sensitive stomach.

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Natural inexpensive hangover remedies

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