After partying it up until the ball dropped, you might be waking up to a killer hangover today. Reminiscing about the previous night, in which you planned on only having a few glasses of Champagne but in the end it turned into a few more glasses and now your body is paying the price for it. But you shouldn’t feel any remorse for ending the year with a bang!
Of course the kids are probably trying to get out of the house and all you want to do is sleep it off but you can’t. So here are a few things you can try:
- Sprite In a 2013 study published in Food and Function, Chinese researchers found that Sprite helps the body metabolize alcohol faster by speeding up our ability to process aldehyde dehydrogenase, which is believed to be the cause for hangover symptoms.
- Ginger or Peppermint Tea If you are feeling nauseas or have a stomachache you might want to sip on some tea. A 2003 study published in the American Journal of Physiology found both teas can reduce nausea and motion sickness. Also green tea is also known to be helpful to the liver.
- Asparagus In a 2009 study published in the Journal of Food and Science researchers found the amino acids in asparagus improves the speed of how human cells break down alcohol and also protects liver cells.
- Bananas and pretzels are both good sources to prevent further dehydration. Nutritionist Alyssa Cellini told Medical Daily that “Adding in natural electrolytes that also come with carbohydrates (which are depleted during the liver-detoxing) will make for one less step to feeling better.”