Afrikaans 'babalas', Icelandic 'timburmenn', Latin 'crapula' or German 'Katzenjammer' - do you know what's going on? So one more hint - the Czech "kacovina" - sounds familiar? We know so! Our homely, though not very pleasant syndrome the next day - a hangover. Bane and slayer of frivolous party people. Today, let's take a closer look at it, we will try to answer what a hangover is, and above all - how to deal with a hangover. And we have several ways to do it. And they're natural ;) You don't believe us, right? Check it out!
Hangover is a condition in which unpleasant symptoms caused by excessive alcohol consumption are felt. Everyone had a hangover. Do you drink too much? The hangover is probably well known to you. Do you drink occasionally? For a hangover, this is not a problem - it can also attack. Experienced party people say that it appears then because of a lack of ... training, and more alcohol tempering.
The hangover loves every user of alcohol, regardless of age and sex (women, however, get a harder hangover because of the lack of a certain enzyme to help metabolize alcohol). What does a hangover look like in practice? Common components are usually headache, dizziness, nausea and diarrhea. All in all is enough. Everyone who has had a hangover knows how unpleasant these ailments can be.
It would be good to learn several ways to fight this insidious opponent. Some are iron rules for the treatment of hangover, others will probably be a nice curiosity for you.
Iron pillars of the fight with hangover. The alcohol you drank at yesterday's great party must be "digested" by the body, i.e. metabolized. The best such processes take place when we are sleeping and our body has time to deal with toxins in our system. Sleep is key to getting rid of or reducing the symptoms of a hangover. There is no specific time here that we should spend in the comfort of our own beds. Generally, apart from classic sleeping off the party, it would be good to lie in a darkened room after waking up. The full sun and the bustle coming from the street dazzle and cut our ears accordingly - whispers level up to the rank of a Chicago shouting competition.
Toxins resulting from the processing of alcohol in our bodies must be well flushed out. Therefore, the next pillar of the defense operation codenamed "kacovina" must be adequate hydration. And in a literal sense.
Water drunk after the event (but also during it) will help replenish fluids in our body and "hold" electrolytes in it. On the other hand, in the morning it is obligatory to have a bottle or a jug of water on hand and drink it as much as possible. On a hangover, our stomachs are very sensitive, and permanent food products can react with vomiting or diarrhea, and this only intensifies dehydration.
It is also worth taking advantage of the benefits of dietary supplements, including isotonic drinks. Alcohol flushes out valuable electrolytes and when you wake up (and preferably already during the alcohol party itself), you should supply them with liquids. Magnesium, potassium, calcium and chlorides plus possibly glucose, which will increase your sugar level and get to your feet - look for isotonic agents with this composition. You can also make a hydrating mixture in your own homes, all you need is honey, water and lemon.
When treating with a hangover, be careful what you are going to treat your stomach. Rather, heavy dishes such as bigos, baking and sweet cakes fall off. Here, chicken eggs - rich in protein, valuable amino acids and easily digestible - come to the rescue. Not without reason, in almost every corner of the globe scrambled eggs are considered a traditional hangover breakfast ?
Some prefer, for example, milk flakes or immortal porridge. In general, everything is recommended that does not overwhelm the stomach tired of digesting alcohol. However, there are certain types of products that are particularly useful to get rid of an intrusive hangover.
Red ginseng has proven properties to reduce blood alcohol levels, it also reduces unpleasant hangover symptoms. It also increases the body's resistance to toxins, and de facto alcohol - usually - it is
Prickly pear extract works great in such problems. Studies have shown that in addition to clearly reducing the intensity of the hangover by almost half, it prevents its arrival (taken during the event or before).
Ginger will warm up your stomach and, together with tangerine juice, will effectively bring you back to life. Such a drink has an outstanding anti-emetic effect and soothes other hangover symptoms.
Borage oil and its valuable properties have been discovered relatively recently. Here we are talking about fatty acids present in it. Linolenic and GLA (linolenic gamma) in combination with opuntia reduces hangover symptoms by almost 90%.
Barbed Eleutherococcus (so-called Siberian ginseng) and its excellent health-promoting properties have been fairly well understood. Extracts from this useful plant hardened the body against a potential hangover, and even completely abolished some of its unpleasant symptoms.
Gourmets can support themselves in the fight against hangover with their favorite cocoa with milk (magnesium, calcium, fats). Those who have a headache can reach for painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, such as acetaminophen and aspirin (watch out for stomach irritation).
The English drink compulsory tea at 5:00 PM, but they certainly reach for it at hangover, regardless of the time of day. Antioxidants contained in it excellently sweep free radicals resulting from the breakdown of alcohol in our body.
Hangover complaints depend on really different factors - gender, the amount of alcohol consumed and its quality are crucial. The above methods of fighting a hangover have been scientifically confirmed in many studies, and the mechanism of babalasa is not really understood, as well as the exact route of alcohol metabolism in the human body.