Start the new year without a hangover: These home remedies can help
Created: 2023-01-02 06:17
By: Sandra Kathe
Excessive alcohol consumption on New Year's Eve can take revenge the next day.
Which home remedies help against a hangover and how to easily make an electrolyte solution yourself.
Frankfurt – Those who celebrate the New Year in a boisterous manner often spend New Year's Day in bed with a hangover.
On the other hand, if there is low tide in the medicine cupboard, simple home remedies can be used to remedy the situation - and with four ingredients you can easily produce an electrolyte solution that can be used as an alternative to "Elotrans", reports fr.de.
According to experts, such a hangover is generally dependent on the form of the day, starts depending on the situation after very different amounts or types of alcohol and can also be accompanied by varying symptoms from time to time.
The most common include headaches and dizziness, nausea and stomach pains, as well as problems concentrating or depressive moods.
All of these, however, are problems that you would not want to start the new year with.
That's why it can be worth making provisions and buying some effective home remedies before the holiday.
Many use headache medication to treat hangovers.
However, many home remedies have a much more gentle effect.
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Remedy for hangovers: You can do this before the party against discomfort
As Isabelle Keller from the German Society for Nutrition (DGE) explains to the
, the discomfort after excessive alcohol consumption, colloquially referred to as a hangover, results from the fact that the alcohol upsets the nutrient balance in the body.
According to the expert, this happens particularly noticeably when alcohol gets into the blood quickly.
This happens, for example, on an empty stomach, or with sugary or carbonated drinks.
Therefore, you can already prevent a hangover during the New Year's Eve party by creating a good basis with a balanced or hearty diet.
High-fat food that stays in the stomach longer can also cause the alcohol to penetrate the blood more slowly, thus reducing possible consequences.
In addition, many experts advise drinking enough mineral water or using juices such as orange juice or apple juice, which contain a lot of minerals, in addition to alcoholic beverages.
Eating a banana between meals can also help improve the nutrient balance in the body.
Drinking enough water before going to bed after the party can also help prevent a hangover the next morning.
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If, despite everything, you wake up with a hangover, it can be worthwhile to use common home remedies for headaches and other symptoms instead of medication, which often also attacks the stomach.
Hearty and salty dishes, which provide the body with important nutrients, are also popular afterwards.
This is how the reputation of pickles or salty herring (Rollmops) comes about, which are considered common hangover breakfasts.
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An urban myth, on the other hand, is that a so-called “counter beer” helps against hangovers.
As numerous experts emphasize again and again, a beer on a hangover stomach will at best delay the symptoms, but not combat their causes.
It makes much more sense to drink apple or orange juice, which provide the body with sodium or potassium.
In addition, a walk in what is expected to be mild, fresh New Year's air can get the circulation going and thus bring about improvement.
Popular home remedies for hangovers:
Hangover breakfast with lots of fruit, salty or hearty foods
Mineral drinks such as apple or orange juice
Drink plenty of water, even during the party
Rollmops or pickles: Many salty foods contain important minerals
Mix a few drops of peppermint or lavender oil with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and massage onto temples
Electrolyte drink for hangovers: Make it yourself with four simple ingredients
The electrolyte solution “Elotrans” is currently particularly popular as a remedy for hangovers, which is actually sold as a diarrhea medication and has become more and more a trend remedy for hangovers in recent years.
The result: It is always sold out in pharmacies and, if used excessively, can also upset the mineral balance, which, according to a report by the
German Press Agency
, can also cause interactions with various other medicines.
Elotrans alternative: This is how you can make the electrolyte solution yourself
Mix one liter of mineral water with one cup of orange juice, three quarters of a teaspoon of table salt and four teaspoons of table sugar.
As an alternative, a drug with a similar effect can also be produced simply with four ingredients, as the
To do this, mix a liter of mineral water with a cup of orange juice, three-quarters of a teaspoon of table salt and four teaspoons of table sugar.
To prevent hangovers, you can drink a "moderate amount" of the mixture during the party or before bed.