A natural hangover cure?
One of the effects of drinking alcohol is, well, having to pee. Sometimes, a lot.
When you pee, you lose potassium. And we are guessing if you have a hangover your body is begging for the potassium it lost and now craves.
Bananas and kiwi can replenish a person's body with the potassium it craves. So those foods can help, but sad to say, as good as they taste, they are probably still not the end-all cure-all for a hangover.
Still looking for a natural food that would do the trick? One mom would approve of? Good old fashioned time and water are probably the closest thing most doctors and scientists would even entertain as a so-called 'cure'.
Medical experts agree that there is no strictly "safe" level of alcohol consumption. Find out more facts about alcohol use and heath here.
Other Hangover 'remedies'.
Here's a list of home remedies we've found that supposedly taking care of that massive, pounding hangover. Some are from bartentders, some are just folklore. Some are even billed as natural ways to take care of 'the dog that bit 'ya'. Just remember, only time and water are what most doctors and scientists believe in. That, and the fact that prevention is often the best form of medicine.
They may not be scientifically sound. They may not even be remotely effective. But ask around and these top five hangover 'cures' seem to be the most popular around.
If you think the person who makes their living getting people to drink each night has more of an insight on hangovers than any doctor, then this list of top remedies from bartenders is for you.
Maybe it's because they came from our Moms. Maybe it's because these so-called cures are all natural foods. Either way, people believe this list work wonders on a hangover.
The opinions of a bazillion people can't be wrong, right? Here's a list of hangover cures from all around the world. But beware, some of them might be worse than what got you there.