Whether it’s 4th of July, New Year’s Eve or a spontaneous trip to Vegas, the impending doom of a hangover is never anticipated or welcomed.
We all think we’re relatively invincible going into the night. I can’t even count how many times I’ve declared, “I’m never drinking again!”.
Thankfully no one listens to me when I’m drunk, including myself.
The list continues to grow for creative ways to prevent, cure, or magically diminish the horrible side effects of having a few too many drinks.
Some cures have been around forever such as greasy foods like bacon and eggs, gallons of water, a bottle of aspirin, a pitcher of coffee, or noise cancelling headphones and an eye mask (your co-workers will most likely understand).
However, when you must face the day without retreating into a dimly lit room, on a comfy bed, curled up in the fetal position, there may be hope!
These cures may not be conventional, but they may just do the trick…
I don’t know about you but soup in itself just feels healing to me.
I mean, not too many foods have been deemed “good for the soul”.
Since we don’t have a time machine, tomato or even chicken soup may be the next best bet.
Both types of soup contain fairly high amounts of sodium, which in turn may help you retain water.
Normally retaining water is associated negatively with being bloated, but in this case it can help rebalance the levels of electrolytes in your body.
Soup is also much easier to keep down if your stomach isn’t agreeing with the amount of alcohol it’s been dealing with.
Take smalls sips and wait for the hangover to start letting up.
Sticking with the sodium theme, pickle juice may also be a good contender to get you back on track after a night of heavy drinking.
It’s quite possibly one of the most unappetizing drink selections when facing a hangover but pickle juice is chock-full of salty electrolytes that will begin the process of balancing out your water levels.
I don’t recommend busting open a brand new jar of pickles and sticking a straw in but if you take your time, little by little it may do the trick.
Emphasis on the word balm, Tiger Balm isn’t meant to be consumed like the prior two hangover cures.
Please, don’t ever eat Tiger Balm!
So, what should you do with it?
Well, it’s meant to help with the excruciating headaches associated with hangovers.
Simply rub the balm onto the back of your neck or on your temples.
This topical pain reliever is a lot safer than your average blood thinning, liver imploding, heart-effecting bottle of aspirin or Advil.
With the crazy list of side effects that come with taking anti-inflammatory drugs, hangovers seem like the least of our worries.
Given that, take advantage of the safer routes when you can!
Ok so there’s 3 more uncoventional hangover cures.
Although they may work for some people, we think there are better solutions out there.
To see which hangover cures we currently recommend, check out our updated list of the 10 best hangover cures.
Category: Crazy Hangover Cures