I am going to go out on a limb, and say that at least a few of you are going to have some cocktails on New Years Eve.  Maybe more than a few.  Well, first of all, don't drink and drive.  Have plans in place to make sure you can get home safe.  Designate a driver, call a cab, walk, whatever.

But it is plausible that a few of you may over indulge and drink too much and wake up with a hangover.  It happens.  So I thought I would share a few options for that hangover to make sure it isn't as bad as it could be.  Pounding headaches, nausea...that does not sound fun at all.

So here are a few hangover cures that may work for you:

1.  If you are suffering from nausea, try and eat a hearty breakfast.  A good breakfast can help maintain your blood sugar levels.

2.  Honey and toast.  The fructose in the honey will help break down the chemicals in your body from the alcohol into harmless by-products. The potassium and sodium that are added to the body will also help.

3.  Stay hydrated.  Perhaps some Pedialyte or Gatorade can do the trick, or good old fashioned H2O.  This will also help if you have been vomiting which can cause dehydration.  If you balance out the alcohol with a glass of water, you could prevent a hangover all together.

4.  Hair of the Dog.  Not recommended, but many swear by it.  Have a drink the following morning. Bloody Mary's seem to be popular.

5.  Try consuming a few supplements.  Red ginseng: One study found that supplementing with red ginseng reduced blood alcohol levels, as well as hangover severity.  Ginger: One study found that combining ginger with brown sugar and tangerine extract improved several hangover symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Bottom Line - Strategies include staying hydrated, getting plenty of sleep, eating a good breakfast and taking certain supplements, all of which could reduce your hangover symptoms.  Also, drinking in moderation and choosing drinks that are low in congeners can help you prevent a hangover in the first place.

Hope this helps.  Have a safe New Years Eve, and bring on 2022!

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