Hangover Cures: The Best Natural Remedies and Advice 

Published: 30-12-2019

Hangover Cures: The Best Natural Remedies and Advice

If you woke up Googling ‘hangover remedies’, you’re not alone. We all know the best way to prevent a hangover is to drink in moderation. But it’s easy for one champagne to suddenly become a blurry number for New Years – the biggest celebration of the year!

Some classic signs of a hangover include headaches, nausea, fatigue and stomach upset. In most cases, people will reach for the biggest, greasiest breakfast they can find, or drink litres of Berocca or Gatorade

Want to know how to feel better without a greasy burger?

Here are some of the best science-backed, all-natural hangover remedies. Try these out, and we have a feeling you’ll be back on your feet in no time:

1. Coconut Water

If you’re hung over, you’re likely dehydrated and in need of electrolytes that were lost the night before. One of the best natural sources of electrolytes is coconut water. It contains the five electrolytes  found in human blood and is low in sugar, unlike most sports drinks.

2. Healthy Fats

One of the classic hangover remedies is a fatty meal. Most people will reach for the greasiest burger that they can find, but there are healthier alternatives. These won’t leave you worse for wear. You tend to crave fatty meals as alcohol strips fat from your intestines. Next time reach for healthy fats in your meal instead. Try avocados, eggs and grass-fed butter.

3. Hot-to-cold Showering

You’ve heard of the usual hangover remedies, but what about this one? Alternate between hot and cold every 30 seconds while you’re in the shower. This can help improve elimination, decrease inflammation, stimulate circulation, and help remove waste from tissues. Hydrotherapy has been used for years to treat a wide range of ailments.

4. Ginger

Nausea is a common symptom of a hangover, and for that ginger is the way to go. Studies have supportedthe idea that ginger can help reduce feelings of nausea. Brew yourself some ginger tea and grate fresh ginger on top. Serve over ice for a more delicious and refreshing twist.

5. Dry brushing

Dry brushing is been around for centuries and is believed to have many health benefits. A major benefit of dry brushing is its ability to increase circulation and help the body rid itself of toxins. It is used a natural detoxification method and is great in combination with hot-to-cold showering.

6. Magnesium

Studies have shown that magnesium may help with the pressure and pain associated with headaches. Commonly known as the “relaxation mineral”, magnesium can be found in an abundance of food. Included in the list of magnesium-rich foods are dark leafy greens, seeds and nuts, dairy products, meat, chocolate, coffee and more.  

7. Bone Broth

Alcohol is hard on the gut lining and your digestion in general. You experience an upset stomach after drinking alcohol because alcohol can cause an imbalance of gut bacteria, which may result in allowing toxins to enter the bloodstream. To combat this, bone broth has been hailed as the perfect gut-healing remedy. Rich in collagen and other nutrients, bone broth is great tool to rebuild gut function.

8. Exercise

We know this hangover remedy is last on your list of things to try, but this isn’t the time to skip a workout. Sweating will help rid your body of toxins and release endorphins, which improve your overall mood. Focus on sweating at some point during the day and remember to stay hydrated.