Feeling Last Night? These 3 Hangover Cures Are Actually Healthy
You're doing the adult thing by admitting that you had way too much to drink last night. (Kudos, but don't make it a regular thing.) If you're really feeling the thumping headache, nausea, queasiness, and all-around discomfort after throwing back a few too many manhattans and shots thanks to the celebratory mood in the air, Health asked a handful of editors and influencers to share their tried-and-true hangover cures. Hoping to forgo the commonly recommended calorie-packed greasy grub? Read on for three hangover remedies that will restore those electrolytes and will have you feeling human again in no time.
"Exercise is usually the last thing you feel like doing, but it's the only thing that really works—at least, in my opinion," says Health's senior digital editor Sarah Klein. She swears by the combination of getting fresh air, working up a sweat, and the tendency to drink up aqua during heart-pumping activities as an effective way to banish a hangover.
According to Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott (otherwise known as the fitness-obsessed founders of Tone It Up), kombucha is the way to go if your stomach is still churning. "Don't go for the sugar sports drinks," they caution, and instead reach for ginger-infused kombucha, which decreases stomach acid brought on by drinking alcohol and soothes the stomach by balancing alkaline levels. The ginger will also help alleviate your nausea.
If you've never heard of Berocca tablets, ask your Australian mate to explain. Kathleen Mulpeter, Health's senior digital editor, credits her Aussie fiancé with introducing her to the wonders of the effervescent vitamin supplement, which are dissolved in a glass of water and "marketed as a way to get a boost of vitamins and energy, but I find they're particularly good for those mornings when you wake up feeling not-so-great after too many drinks."
Have you found an effective hangover cure? Share your tips with your fellow readers in the comments.