Saturday, June 13, 2015

Top five alcohol chasers

Top five alcohol chasers
Can't beat the groggy feeling after a great night out? Here are five hangover busters that will help you get out of bed

Don't resort to the 'hair of the dog that bit me' remedy to cure your hangover. There are many more competent masters up to that task.

Banana milkshake
Make your breakfast a tall glass of banana milkshake. Alcohol dehydrates and reduces the potassium in the body. Bananas are rich in potassium, and milk settles the stomach. Next time you head out for cocktails, drink a glass of milk. It helps slow down alcohol absorption as well.

Ditch the diet and grab a bar of chocolate. The magical brown stuff helps restore nerve impulses and can also neutralise the toxicity of alcohol. It also has sugar which helps get over the hangover faster. A thick chocolate milkshake combines the stomach-settling power of milk and gives instant results.

Coconut water
Good old nariyal paani is low in sugar and carbohydrates, 99 per cent fat free and contains essential minerals and electrolytes that rehydrate a body sucked dry by alcohol. Keep sipping on it through out the day to restore your body's water-balance and perk up the brain.

Shrimp and fish, basically any kind of seafood, helps replenish the mind. They are rich in protein and Omega 3 oils, which help the body get on the road to sobriety. Fish may not the be the first thing on your list for breakfast, but go ahead and make your self a tuna sandwich or eat some smoked salmon with your eggs. You body will thank you.

Pop a pill
Painkillers such as an ibuprofen are effective at stopping your head from throbbing, without affecting the liver. But beware: an overdose of pills could damage your intestines and stomach, so limit your intake to one.

Wash down the pill with a glass of water. More than drugs, what you need is an overdose of hydration to flush out the alcohol from your system, so keep a bottle of water handy constantly.