I always remember when I went to a Gin bar in London, sitting at the bar counter with a friend, with whom I like to talk about writing, chatting and observing the people coming and vanishing from the door.
I always enjoy a drink at night, although my stomach won’t allow me recently. Personally I’d like to bargain with the organ in my upper abdomine: can you just wait until after the new year? It’s Christmas season!
Who doesn’t want some lovely nights out in December anyway?
So, I said to myself, maybe a post about cures for hangovers due to different kinds of alcohol is useful. And here it is.
Beer: Avocado and eggs on brown toast
First things first, this can only save you from a beery hangover, not a beer belly. LOL.
The protein and vitamin B in eggs are great helper of detox, mainly because they contain cycteine, an amino acid that breaks down the toxic by-products resulting from alcohol in the body. Also, have a strong tea or two. This can help you rehydrate.
Red wine: cashew nuts
You can never escape from red wine in a party. The problem with “aged” drinks like red wine may cause dry eyes and a thumping head, the symptoms of allergy.
Cashew nuts contain substances that can fight against the allergic symptoms caused by red wine, so a few nuts after drinking is a good choice. A glass of hot water with honey is also recommended.
White wine: bananas
Unlike red wine, too much white wine causes inflammation which triggers white blood cells to flood the bloodstream with the same proteins released when you get flu. This causes your headache, nausea, and tiredness.
A banana with a can of sugary Sprite can boost flagging energy, and is also tasty.
Ah, here comes my favorite drink – and the number one food in my “Never Touch” list. Sadly.
A mug of water with fresh ginger should settle the tum, even better with toast with honey. The honey toast can help hasten the metabolism of alcohol.
Champagne may cause epic headaches, and a full-sugar cola is its best cure – which makes me want to hold a Champagne-Cola party someday. The party will also serve you with grilled bacon, because the vitamin B in it helps you get the alcohol in your body broken down.
Cider: chicken soup
Cider was my favorite drink when I was in university. Every Saturday I went to the gym in the afternoon (because I didn’t want to escape from my warm bed in the morning) and went back to my small rental apartment with a bottle of cider.
There are other ways to save you from a cider-related hangover, for example, hot water with fresh ginger and a tsp of sugar or honey. But I prefer chicken soup. It is more tasty and can help you improve mood.
I’m not very sure whether I should call for alcohol temperance during the holiday season since I myself cannot control myself at all. But ouch, my stomach is groaning. So maybe it’s just better to limit your alcohol intake, if you don’t want to feel uncomfortable anywhere in your body.