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Hangover? Hair of the Dog – Never again!

27 July 2009

Need Hair of the Dog? Best Hangover Cure

No matter how many times it happens, we always promise ourselves – never again!

Until the next opportunity for some drinks comes along, and we go out with the utmost resolute and unshakeable intention of ‘only having a few’. Several hours later, we’re at it again…ordering shots of sambuka from the bar and moving onto the dance floor for some John Travolta moves. Sunday morning arrives and we gradually come to with a furious headache and furry tongue.  Damn, never again (again)! Fortunately, there is a hangover cure like no other…

The temptation is to go for a fry up (when the sickness settles down), but this won’t provide us with what our body needs after such abuse of alcohol.  A far more effective (and scientific) hangover cure, that not only helps ease the feeling of nausea, but also tastes pretty damn good, is to get the following nutrients inside us immediately: Vitamins A, B6 and C, calcium, folic acid, iron, potassium, thiamine, magnesium, fibre, friendly bacteria, natural sugars, anti-oxidants, amino acids and (finally) beta-carotene.

What ? Not as appealing as that fry up and seems complex.  But wait, it’s easy:

-Juice 1 large Orange (or equivalent amount  from non-concentrate juice)
-1 large handful of mixed berries: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries
-1 banana
-100g of low-fat yogurt
-4 ice cubes

Drop it all in a blender for 30 seconds and hey presto – everything the brain, liver and kidneys need to start making us feel better again: the orange is rich in vitamin C, folic acid and an array of minerals such as potassium – all of which are depleted by the heavy drinking; the natural bacteria from the yogurt helps replenish healthy bacteria in the gut, quelling any nausea or an upset stomach; the natural sugars help to raise depleted blood sugar levels and the organic water flowing through nature’s finest fruits will immediately help with re-hydration.

If you don’t have a blender, you should get one because they are less than £20 and are a godsend when it comes to getting your fill of fruit by making fresh smoothies. The above hangover cure is taken from the bible (order below) of Smoothies – ‘Keeping it Simple‘ by Jason Vale.

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  • Emmitt Slovacek said:

    Excellent article as always, thanks for writing all this helpful stuff on a regular basis.

  • TS Dating said:

    Greetings, excellant writing.

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