How to Beat Your Hangover

December 31st 2015

Taylor Bell

Welcome to 2016. And if you partied last night, chances are pretty good that you are feeling all five of those fireball shots today. But instead of staying in bed all day, here are some of the best ways to ease your hangover symptoms. You're welcome.


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1. Marijuana


Nausea is one of the most common symptoms of a hangover, and it's something that marijuana can help with, as ATTN: has previously reported.

Nausea leaves you with no desire to eat. But because marijuana tends to give you the munchies and increases your appetite, many claim that cannabis helps stabilize an upset stomach after a long night of drinking.

"Different compounds in marijuana have different actions in the human body," the National Cancer Institute explains. "For example, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) seems to cause the 'high' reported by consumers of marijuana, and also can help relieve pain and nausea, reduce inflammation, and can act as an antioxidant."

If you don't have pot lying around, then a dose of ginger could fix your nausea. Ginger helps relieve constipation, indigestion, gas, bloating, and vomiting.

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2. Asparagus and Eggs

asparagus and eggs

One study found that asparagus can soften a hangover because it increases the levels of enzymes that break down alcohol and protects the liver from "toxic insults." Although it is better to eat pre-hangover, researchers found that eating asparagus even after you start to feel the effects of drinking can still offer some benefit.

Hard-boiled or poached eggs are also great foods to nurse a hangover. Eggs contain the substance cysteine, which helps break down the toxin associated with alcohol metabolism and hangovers.

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3. Coffee


Coffee will not get rid of your hangover because many consider coffee to be a diuretic substance that causes your body to lose fluids — the opposite of what your body needs when you are hungover.

But the caffeine in coffee can shake off hangover fatigue. Just make sure to balance it with lots of water in order to retain fluids and re-hydrate your body.

4. Coconut water


Water is great for hangovers, but coconut water is even better. If you want to hydrate yourself and hydrate yourself fast, then coconut water is what you need. One carton of coconut water has more potassium than a banana and a sports drink — two items that people often recommend for hangovers. Potassium is a key nutrient that makes you feel better right away, according to Men's Fitness.