The Top Five Hangover Cures

There has never been one cure-all for a hangover the day after. As you can imagine, there are thousands upon thousands of common folk hangover cures that have been passed down from generation to generation. There are also modern-day powders and potions that claim to be cure-alls. You'll just have to determine what is best for you.

  1. The Hair of the Dog. This refers to drinking a bit more alcohol to cure you. Supposedly the term has been around since the 1500s and refers to placing a few dog hairs over a dog's bite wound to cure the wound. Somehow it evolved into a drinking metaphor.

  2. Drinking a Bloody Mary is considered a classic hangover cure, especially when you add hot sauce, an egg, lemon juice, and other ingredients to the mix.

  3. Drinking PowerAde or Gatorade will supposedly rehydrate the body with essential nutrients.

  4. Eat raw egg yolks because they are high in cysteine (SIStuh-een). There is also an over-the-counter supplement called N-aceltycysteine (NAC).

  5. A hot bath or shower is supposed to help you sweat out the toxins from the alcohol. If you are feeling very uneasy, have someone nearby help you get back to bed.

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