In addition to eating way too much this Thanksgiving, some of us might also drink way too much. (Some of you may have gone out to the bar the night before Thanksgiving and are reading this with a terrible headache.) In order to make the day after a little less painful, here’s some hangover remedies and preventative measures to help nurse you back to health.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Many experts say you should drink a glass of water between every alcoholic drink you consume, but let’s face it…that practice doesn’t always happen according to plan. At the very least, try drinking two cups of water before bed (a couple aspirin wouldn’t hurt, too.)
If you’re still hurting the morning after, some might say to reach for one of those “sports drinks” to replenish electrolytes. Those work alright, but from personal experience, this writer recommends Pedialyte. (Yes, you read that correctly.) Pedialyte contains less sugar but more sodium and potassium. The people at Pedialyte are even in on their “hangover cure” reputation and recently ran a marketing campaign aimed at adults. Seriously…don’t knock it until you try it.
Eat Some Easy-To-Digest Starches
Whether you prefer crackers, dry toast or maybe some leftover dinner rolls or stuffing, some carbs will help bring your blood sugar levels back up to help with that hangover fatigue.
Eat A Banana
Just like those starches, bananas are easy on your stomach. Plus, they contain potassium, which is a key component in regulating your body’s fluid balance.
Go Back To Bed
If you’re fortunate to have the day off on Black Friday, just lounge in bed and sleep/rest it off. The human body had the ability to heal itself when it’s at rest. #Science
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.