10 Steps to Cure a Wine Hangover

Recently I woke up with a terrible case of wine flu otherly known as the wine headache and wine hangover. Simply it was not pleasant and I was totally suffering! I’m sure a lot of you know the pain I’m talking about here.

Yes if I had drank more water the night before, lined my stomach with a hearty meal or simply stopped drinking earlier on in the night I would of been in a better state however that quite clearly didn’t happen so I needed a solution ASAP the morning after.

While greasy food is the go-to for many, I have wised up in my years and I now know that greasy food is good to line your stomach prior to drinking however to cure a wine hangover it doesn’t help and 9 times out of 10 you feel worse for it!

So here are my 10 wine hangover cure steps:

  1. Sleep as long as you can, when you’re sleeping you’re not feeling the pain and you may even be able to sleep it off!
  2. Drink as much as you can (non-alcoholic beverages of course!), my favourite is a frozen coke or sprite. Icey cold and the sugar really helps.
  3. Painkillers, the sooner you can get some neurofen, panadol or disprin down ya, the better!
  4. Eat a couple of hardboiled or poached eggs. Eggs have cysteine in them which helps break down the toxins in your body.
  5. Miso Soup! This is what saved me on the occasion mentioned recently. The soup contains lots of nutrients and vitamins which helps soothe the tummy. I swear by it now!
  6. You loose potassium when you drink wine so eating bananas which are full of potassium the next day helps replenish your potassium levels and the fructose helps process the alcohol quicker.
  7. Powerade & sports drinks are full of sodium, calories and electrolytes which are exactly what you need after dehydrating your body with all that wine!
  8. Eat bland food like crackers, toast or plain 2-minute noodles, they’ll help raise low blood sugar levels whilst not irritating the stomach like greasy fatty foods.
  9. A hot shower, this will help relax your body and may even help you sleep to succeed at step 1!
  10. Eat a fresh coconut or drink some coconut water. Coconuts are full of anti-oxidants which are exactly what a wine flu sufferer needs!

Hopefully the above will help you put together an emergency wine hangover kit – if you have any tried and tested successful tips of your own, please share them with us below!

5 thoughts on “10 Steps to Cure a Wine Hangover

  1. You loose Vitamin B too. Vegemite contains Vitamin B and sodium. It should be on the top of the list. If you don’t like the taste, you can have a teaspoon in your mouth and swallow it with water. That’s how I will do it :)

  2. Ooo I like the sound of that Dianne!! I’ll have to give them a go next time round.. Thanks for the tips!!

  3. Great post! My cure is sliced tomato on toast with lashings of butter and generous salt. Seems to work. Vegemite toast with tomato juice is a good one too. I don’t know what it is about tomatoes, but it’s what I crave when I have wine-flu ;)

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