Not feeling very good the day after Cinco de Mayo? Did you overdo it with the margaritas or the Corona beer?
Here are a few popular day-after Cinco de Mayo hangover tips – from the old-fashioned menudo soup to the hot new trend of oxygen bars.
But these will only help you until the next time you pick up that bottle of beer. You’re on your own tonight.
Eggs contain a large amount of cysteine, the substance that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver. So it can fill your tummy while helping you feel better.
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Eating bananas the morning after a night of drinking replenishes the potassium lost to alcohol's diuretic effect. Bananas are also 75 percent water so it helps the body rehydrate and detoxify.
3. Bacon sandwich
According to the Telegraph, bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which helps break down amino acids. Since binge drinking depletes neurotransmitters, bacon contains a high-level of aminos – which “tops these up, giving you a clearer head,” according to the newspaper.
Water replenishes lost moisture and rehydrates the body, making a hangover shorter. As a prevention method, drinking a glass of water for every alcoholic beverage slows down drinking, providing more time for the body to deal with the alcohol. Drinking a few glasses of water before bed helps fight dehydration after the body finishes breaking down the alcohol.
Taking some form of pain killer, either aspirin or ibuprofen (avoid Tylenol or acetaminophen due to liver toxicity risks) will help mask some of the effects of your hangover. But don’t overdo it – it will only further punish your liver.
For those who can indulge in the luxury of sleep, it is arguably the best cure for a hangover. But who has time to sleep when you have to go to work the next day? Those who know the answer are probably still sleeping. Wake up!