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Canning the Canadian Hangover

By December 7, 2018Folk Hangover Cure

Canadian Hangover Folklore

Everyone’s got their own theory on how to beat a hangover, including getting IVs in the Keys with Hangover Hospital. Some people think you just need to rehydrate yourself while others swear by multivitamins and orange juice. Still, others say that if you just start drinking again, you’ll hangover will go away in a matter of moments. So what does the folklore of Canada have to say on the topic? Likely more than you think!

Kombucha

Kombucha is a lightly fermented tea, so this is a bit like the “hair of the dog” treatment. But unlike the hair of the dog hangover cure, kombucha really won’t get you drunk. Instead, it takes a bit of the edge off. Kombucha has been around over 2000 years and may have originated in China, after which it likely spread to Russia. Kombucha also has a small amount of caffeine and vitamin B which gives you a bit of a pick-me-up. Proponents of the drink claim that it helps with digestion, boosts your immune system, and prevents heart disease. While the data on that is lacking, it does contain probiotics, which might help with your diarrhea. Be aware, however, that some people might not have a good reaction to kombucha.

Water

Nothing is more elemental than water. Indeed, the body needs a healthy supply of it in order to feel good. When lacking, symptoms of dehydration occur. Symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Dizziness,
  • Nausea,
  • Lethargy, and
  • Headache

Sound familiar? Those are many of the same symptoms of a hangover. Alcohol is known to cause dehydration and many of the symptoms of a hangover can be remedied with increased hydration.

Turmeric, Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Tomatoes, and Fresh Berries

At one point or another, you’ve likely heard someone swear by one of the following foods as a sure-fire hangover cure. They’re right. Each of these foods has anti-inflammatory properties so consuming them will help reduce pain related to your headache. It also helps to have something in your stomach, so it might be a better option than taking an anti-inflammatory pill. But those help too.

Coffee and Aspirin

No. Don’t do this. It may sound like a good idea, but it isn’t. Aspirin will reduce your headache, but the coffee will dehydrate you more worsening your symptoms. Don’t get me wrong. You can drink all the coffee you want and then pop a couple aspirin afterward. But you want to ensure that you’re rehydrating yourself, getting some food in your stomach, and replenishing your electrolytes won’t hurt either.

The Hangover Hospital in Key West

If none of that is working for you, the hangover paramedics at the Hangover Hospital are on call to provide you with the relief you need. There are some hangovers that require more effort to cure than others, but we can cure them all. Give us a call. We come straight to you.