Did you over indulge last night? Are you feeling a little bit queasy and dizzy? Do you have cotton mouth and red eyes? If you do, SHAME ON YOU, Dear Readers! Just kidding! Remember, there is NEVER any judging here are at Mary's Kitchen. What to do? What to do?
It's too late to encourage you to practice moderate drinking so lets work with what we've got...
Simply put, hangovers are caused by dehydration. Dehydration also means your electrolytes are messed up but good. To help resupply your electrolytes, I found a homemade guide at https://www.active.com/. Chia seeds are rich in all manner of goodness so this site suggests adding the following to your reusable water bottle:
1 tablespoon organic chia seeds
1 teaspoon raw honey
a squeeze of lemon or lime
water (dah right)
*Since any type of movement is probably painful, have someone else shake, shake, shake the bottle OR if you are alone, tie it to your dog or cat's tail and poke them with a pin. (Just kidding again! Jeez! No judging here, remember? At least I'm kidding about the dog...)
You see, Dear Readers, most "sports drinks" are loaded with things your body does not need, especially right now. Things like sugar and artificial ingredients. I think you knew this... come on, are there many things that are "naturally" electric blue or green?
Something else you can do to take care of yourself is rest. When you are able to think about food, keep it bland. Things like bananas and potatoes, both rich in potassium, come to mind. Maybe a bit of toast? Lastly, please be careful what you take to soothe the aches and pains. Acetaminophen, for example, can affect the liver and lets face it, your poor liver has been through enough!
I hope these few "Hangover Helper" tips are useful and you feel better soon.
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