Monday, January 01, 2007

Hair of the Dog

Good Morning blog readers! This is my first post for 2007 and I thought it would be very fitting to start with some hangover advice and information. I'll save my story and pictures for later.

If you gotten up this morning and found yourself in a situation where your head is throbbing, your mouth is dry and you have the all over aches... you might have a bit of a hangover. To help remedy the problem...

Rehydrate. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after consuming alcohol.

Eat. Eating helps decrease the absorption of alcohol systemically. Eating salty foods will also help the body retain fluids. (I once knew a guy from Denmark who swore that he never had a hangover because he took a teaspoon of table salt after a long night of drinking. Be warned - this remedy is not verified!)

Replace Vitamin B. Brits and anglophiles swear by a product called Berocca which is a fizzy tablet like Alka-Seltzer that contains high amounts of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. Berocca is not available in the U.S. currently, but a similar product, called Emergen-C is available.

Choose your poison. Some drinks give you worse hangovers than others. Clear liquor like vodka and gin are lower in congeners (alcohol impurities) because of the filtering process involved. Fewer congeners mean a lower risk of hangover.

Good New Years Day to you!

2 comments:

Traveling Chica said...

Happy New Year!

How'd the hangover treat you this morning?

Kerry said...

I'm doing better... but I think most of its the cold! It stinks to suffer with both at the same time :(