The popular and well-known hangover myths and facts are as fanciful and as varied as the spirits that cause them. All of these myths and facts ask for a closer look so that one gets to learn what hurts and what works with them.
Eating a greasy meal
A queasy stomach can be soothed up by putting down the alcohol and eating something instead. But it isn’t exactly mandatory in hitting up the local diner or 24-hr drive through. A heavy meal in fact may make the stomach feel even worse.
Drinking more alcohol
“Hair of the dog” may make one feel human again but that’s temporary. Also, when it wears off, one has to pay a hefty price as well. The best idea here is to drink non-alcoholic beverages, since hydration has always been the key in kissing that hangover goodbye.
Sweating it out
By the time when one is feeling up to exercise, it simply means that the alcohol has metabolized and there is nothing to sweat out. One should always keep a note of the fact that alcohol is diuretic and therefore it is important to drink plenty of fluids, especially if one has manage to get to the gym.
Taking vitamin B
When it comes to hangover myths and facts, this one here is amongst the most popular ones. Sucking down some vitamins may make people feel good about them to ward off hangover blues. But, that is all about it is good for. B12 and B6 or a combination of numerous Vitamin B’s are rumored to help but there is no such reliable evidence going for it.
Turning to herbal remedies
The market is filled with countless cure-alls, with many of them containing milk thistle that is used in curing everything from liver disease to heartburn. Unfortunately, there is no such thing like an anti-hangover pill. Also, there is no proof that milk thistle really helps in protecting the liver or with hangover symptoms. This milk thistle herb, however, can cause stomach related, unpleasant side effects and also may negatively interact with specific medications.
Hangovers are unisex
Free drinks need to be enjoyed cautiously on Ladies’ Night. Women are likely to be affected more than men by alcohol because women have higher fat percentage which cannot absorb alcohol. This is certainly a well-known and common believe among the hangover myths and facts.
Spirits before beer
It has and always been the alcohol amount and not the drinking order that matters. But still, drinking order might affect that amount one consumes. Alcohol intake slows down when one switches to beer from cosmopolitan cocktail for the remaining night. Now, switching to shots from beer can accelerates one’s path to drunkenness.
It not only leads to further dehydration but could make the hangover worse. It is highly recommended that one stays away from caffeine the next morning. Instead, the lost electrolytes can be replaced by sports drinks and water.