12 Mar How to relieve a hangover naturally
Hangovers make every minute of our day feel like an effort; a throbbing head, dry mouth, retching, sweating, brain-fog, on a day filled with meetings or demanding kids is going to be a challenge. Follow our tips on how to relieve a hangover to reduce the worst effects of over-indulgence.
1. How to relieve a hangover: be prepared
When you know you’re likely to overindulge, prepare for it in advance. Drink plenty of water during the day and some milk before you go out. The fats in the milk will help to protect the lining of your stomach. Also eating a light meal like cheese on toast will help you feel less hungry and consequently means that you are less likely to drink or eat too much later on.
2. Control your speed and volume
The two main factors that affect the severity of a drink’s after-effects are obvious. The BBC’s Claudia Hammond says, “The higher the alcohol content, and the faster you drink it, the worse the hangover.” So sip your drink and choose wine or beer, rather than spirits, to keep your alcohol content low.
Once you’re enjoying yourself, it’s all too easy to get carried away and forget to drink water too. Many of the worst hangover symptoms are caused by dehydration, so keep your fluid levels topped up with still water throughout the evening and your headache will be far less vicious the next day.
If it’s too late and you’re already suffering, the best thing you can do to relieve a hangover is drink plenty of clear fluids to rehydrate your body and eat bland, starchy foods.
You could also try HRI Milk Thistle tablets to relieve a hangover. This traditional herbal medicinal product can be used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional overindulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach.