If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably had too much to drink at some point, and felt MISERABLE the next day. I’ve definitely had my share of alcoholic over-indulgences in the past. Since today is the start of the St. Patrick’s weekend, I thought that this would be the perfect time to share some of my favorite hangover must-haves!
This is a pretty big deal. While many people reach for ibuprofen or aspirin (and sometimes become more nauseous as a result), I personally feel hemp is the best way to go! CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and PHB’s hemp-based CBD products were just what I needed the last time I had a wee bit too much. When I’m feeling queasy, my go-to is putting some Tincture under my tongue. If I’m ready to hold down liquids, I always follow up with a relaxing cup of Hemp Tea.
I don’t just mean water, although that’s an important staple of post-hangover hydration. It’s also important to replenish your electrolytes. Coconut water has 5 essential electrolytes: potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium (Gatorade only has three – sodium, potassium and chloride), so it’s an ideal drink to keep on hand. Plus, it’s pretty delicious.
Sleep It Off
If you’re able to get some more rest, go for it. Taking a nap gives your body time to regroup and focus on healing. Many people experience sensitivity to sound and light, which makes resting even more appealing. Remember to keep drinking water and coconut water whenever you wake up!
The Remedy Chicks offer some solid hangover advice here, and suggest the following recipe, from their book 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them. It returns starch, sugar, sodium, and potassium to your depleted system.
- Stir 1 teaspoon of salt and 8 teaspoons of sugar into 5 cups of distilled water.
- Whisk in ½ cup orange juice or ¼ cup mashed banana.
- Sip the mixture slowly throughout the day, storing it in a cool place. It’s good for 24 hours.
- 3/4 c. coconut water
- 1/2 c. oatmeal (preferably cooled)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1-2 TB almond butter
- 1 TB honey (I suggest local honey)
- 1 inch peeled ginger root or 1/2 tsp. ginger powder
- Dash of sea salt
- 1 tsp bifidus powder
- Chop your frozen banana into small pieces
- Put into blender and add all remaining ingredients
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into glass and drink slowly