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How to treat hangover: Two cheap and most efficient drinks

How to treat hangover: Two cheap and most efficient drinks How to get rid of hangover faster (photo: freepik.com)

The cause of a hangover lies in the impact of ethanol on the body. This toxic chemical acts as a diuretic, causing the body to expel water more frequently, leading to dehydration and unpleasant symptoms the next day. Two inexpensive drinks can help alleviate a hangover, writes Express.

Water

Water is readily available in every home. You can replenish fluid loss by consuming beverages that have a gentle effect on the digestive system, such as water, sparkling water, and isotonic drinks.

Water helps restore body hydration. Alcohol acts as a diuretic, increasing urine output and causing fluid loss, which can result in dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, contributing to a hangover.

While it is important to drink plenty of water the day after drinking, consuming a large amount of this hydrating liquid between alcoholic beverages during Christmas celebrations can also help avoid dehydration.

Another good idea is to drink plenty of water just before bedtime. You may also want to keep a glass by your bedside. Although there is no set amount of fluid to be consumed, aim for six to eight cups or glasses of liquid per day.

Tomato juice

Tomato juice is beneficial for maintaining hydration, replenishing lost nutrients, and improving liver function.

Consuming tomato juice can help more efficiently absorb and break down alcohol, meaning it won't linger in your body for as long. Like water, there is no specific amount to consume.

Tomato juice is generally safe in moderate amounts. However, it contains a high level of potassium, and excessive consumption may elevate potassium levels.

Hangover symptoms should dissipate approximately a day after consuming these two beverages.

Also, consider reading tips from a dietitian on how to eat during the holidays to stay healthy.