Recently I woke up with a terrible case of wine flu otherly known as the wine headache or wine hangover. 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 more water the night before, lined my stomach with a hearty meal or simply stopped drinking earlier on in the night I would have 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:
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10 Steps to cure a wine hangover:
1. Sleep as long as possible
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. Get fluids in ya
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. Of course water is the ultimate beverage to get stuck into when suffering a dreaded wine hangover, but sometimes you just don’t feel in the mood for it, right?
3. Pop a few pills
Painkillers, the sooner you can get some neurofen, panadol or asprin down ya, the better!
4. Enjoy some egg porn
Eat a couple of soft-boiled or poached eggs. Eggs have cysteine in them which helps break down the toxins in your body.
5. Miso me baby
Miso Soup! The soup contains lots of nutrients and vitamins which helps soothe the tummy. I swear by it now!
6. Get your ba-nay-nay on
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. Re-hydrate with power
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. Plain Jane food
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. Steamy shower time
A hot shower, this will help relax your body and may even help you sleep to succeed at step 1!
10. Co-co-nut time
Eat a fresh coconut or drink some coconut water. Coconuts are full of anti-oxidants which are exactly what a wine flu sufferer needs! And if you’re still struggling, then perhaps ‘hair of the dog’ is more your style, so why not chuck some rum in that coconut water!
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!