It is the Day After Christmas...!
Christmas was a barrel of fun and food and drinks. And now it's payback time. From hangovers the size of Santas to sexy friends who now look like goats, the night after Christmas is replete with unpleasant sights and feelings. Remedies anyone? While it might seem like the most natural thing in the world to reach for coffee, aspirin, and other head ache remedies from across the counter, it might not be the brightest idea. Traditional remedies include good sense tips such as restful sleep, lots of fresh water, showers interspersing hot and cold water, and tomato juice.
Hangovers are known to last sometimes even as long as two days for at least some people. Those in the know swear by Vitamins, B, C,and E in effecting a recovery from nasty long hangovers. It probably helps by replenishing all the vitamins you lost down the drain due to your alcohol intake. Similarly a cocktail with tomato juice and celery is a great idea for those still lingering at a bar in spite of a hangover.
Hangovers may wreak less havoc if you eat starchy food along with the alcoholic drink that has you by the throat. This may help ease the absorption of the alcohol by your body. To begin with, it would be a wise move to never drink on an empty stomach. While you're drinking sip rather than gulp; taken in manageable quantities rather than being flooded, your system can deal with the toxins reasonably well.
Hangover has a history that may be traced back to the time when an adult human bit into a bunch of old grapes and his eyes twinkled spontaneously. Thus we have historical remedies ranging from raw owl eggs to fried canaries. Coming down to more modern answers to the rubber tongued head ache, Coke itself is rumoured to have been concocted as a hangover remedy. If that has any truth to it, it is a remarkable twist that the remedy has become an addiction in its turn.
Whatever the remedy you chase after, the point is to help the body rid itself of toxins and rehydrate. So keep that at the back of your aching head when you cast about for remedies.