A hangover kit for your creaky self
Hangovers are a painful reminder that you’re no longer 18. When you wake up from a night of binge drinking wanting to kill yourself, what do you do? Here is our suggested hangover kit filled with remedies that may (or may not) work.
- A HEARTY BREAKFAST. The English swear on their breakfast, Americans will lean toward the greasy, and the Chinese insist on congee. Do what works.
- STRING. While drinking: set out on the fl oor and try to walk the line. If you’re already wobbling, you’ve had enough.
- GINGER TEA. Steep some fresh ginger in hot water and drink as a tea. This will reduce your motion sickness and make your stomach feel better.
- BANANAS. Gentle on the stomach, bananas replenish the lost potassium and electrolytes in your system.
- THREE LEGS COOLING WATER. This Chinese medicinal water is purified with Gypsum Fibrosum, to cool down your overheated body.
- A TEASPOON OF YEAST. They say that a teaspoon of dry yeast helps mitigate the effects of alcohol.
- ESPRESSO BEANS. Chew on them or have a cup of joe to boost your energy.
- MILK. Best consumed before drinking to help line your stomach and slow down alcohol absorption. If it’stoo late for that, it’s high in calcium and is good for you.
- HANGOVER PREVENTION DRINK. Made with tumeric root, this Japanese hangover drink improves digestive functions and promises you wake up feeling great.
- VICKS. When nausea strikes, rub a little bit of menthol underyour nose. (Also available in a handy inhaler version.)
- MEDICINE. An ibuprofen or an aspirin will take care of the headaches.
- CRACKERS. Load up on carbohydrates to absorb the remaining alcohol in your bloodstream.