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Video: Hangover Remedies From Around The World You Should Know
According to scientists Nutt and Orren (see link below), the regulation and marketing of synthetic alcohol Alcarelle, which will supposedly end our dire tomorrow, will take place in about 3 years. This is undoubtedly good news for anyone who likes to party with a drink in hand… But what to do in the meantime? Well, you can start by reducing your consumption of alcoholic beverages overall. Likewise, knowing a few tips for cases where one fails to do so and simply gives in to temptation, seems another great idea. Here are the best hangover remedies from around the world compiled in one non-exhaustive list that you absolutely must know!
The why behind our painful tomorrow
As logic goes, you have to know your enemy in order to be able to defeat him, right? So, we must first clarify what is the reason for our painful state after drinking too much. Only then could it be treated appropriately by using the right hangover remedies. A widely held hypothesis claims that dehydration is the main culprit for our misery tomorrow morning. It also largely explains the term itself.
Other sources suggest that our body views ethanol as a dangerous toxin and puts all of its strength together in an effort to defuse it. Ethanol breaks down into acetone and formaldehyde, which irritate our nervous system, causing pain in various parts of our body that are generally referred to as xylostoma.
Add to that the electrolyte imbalance, immune system overload, hypoglycemia, vasodilation and lack of quality sleep due to melatonin deficits. Alas, these are all results of binge drinking that cook up an unsurprising morning cocktail of severe headaches, irritability, weakness, nausea and inability to concentrate on their part.
Hangover remedies considered universal
Unfortunately, there is no single definitive and instantaneous "cure" for this state of "multi-source" suffering. However, there are many ways that have been invented to speed up the body's natural recovery process so that you feel a little better in the shortest possible time. For example, drinking plenty of water, taking a shower, trying to get as much sleep as possible, and taking vitamins are hangover remedies that are considered universal.
But the good news continues as there are not only beneficial practices, but also hangover remedies that can be taken in an effort to feel better. It turns out that people of different nationalities promote certain foods or drinks that the rest of the world ignores as 100% effective. We will share them all with you, practically divided into a few categories, in the paragraphs to follow!
Fermented or pickled foods as top hangover remedies
It seems that some of the best hangover remedies popular in different countries around the world are based on foods that are pickled, macerated, or better yet - fermented in brine. Pickles (among the Poles), pickled herring (for the Germans) and all kinds of pickles and salt of this kind (among the majority of the peoples of the Balkans) are supposed to effectively reduce the negative effects of excessive consumption. alcohol.
In Poland, hot pickles do the trick
It is not clear whether it is the salty solution, premature cucumbers or the other seasonings that cure headaches, fatigue and morning sickness but if you want to make Ogórki kwaszone or Polish pickles, you must be spiced with a few cloves of garlic, fennel, mustard seeds and horseradish to obtain their authentic and somewhat spicy taste.
In Germany, pickled herring rollmops are a must
In addition, we can quietly consume them while drinking the day before and the following morning when we begin to feel the effects of the extra glasses. Rationally, Korean kimchi and Alsatian sauerkraut (sauerkraut in Germany) may also prove beneficial in warding off the effects of overconsumption of spirit given that their manufacturing technology is similar.
In Japan, we eat salty umeboshi plums
By the way, umeboshi plums, which the Japanese consider practically a panacea, also fall into the category of food against hangovers. The Japanese eat them salted after lactofermentation to relieve their “fitsuka yoi”. Other remedies for post-intoxication from the land of the rising sun are traditional miso soup and fresh or dried persimmons (Japanese persimmon).
Teas, herbal teas and infusions
Other peoples swear that the best hangover remedies come in the form of beneficial liquids. In the People's Republic of China, everyone knows that a cup of strong green tea in the morning works wonders, especially when you add a few slices of lemon loaded with vitamins C and B as well as minerals and trace elements iron. calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
In China, we take lemon green tea or an infusion of ginger
In fact, almost everywhere in Asia people use herbal teas and herbal infusions to counter the symptoms of their ailments and hangovers are no exception. On the other hand, the multiple health benefits of ginger have been well known to Asian man for centuries. You can probably already guess where we are going with this various information …
So take a ginger tea to relieve the heaviness in your head and boost your immune system the next day. At best, add lemon and a little honey. Being a natural sugar, its fructose will help metabolize alcohol in your blood. In addition, the rapid dose of glucose you will receive will compensate for your possible hypoglycemia which will make you less irritable.
Other drinks as hangover remedies
It might be a bit surprising, but a recent study by a team of Chinese scientists found that consuming Sprite significantly relieves bolt-on helmet symptoms. Apparently, lemon-lime soda has the ability to break down acetaldehyde, a metabolite of ethanol, and in that sense, its healing properties are better than infused herbs!
In Italy, unsurprisingly, we advocate Espresso
Finally, a strong and aromatic Italian Espresso simply cannot be excluded from the list of liquid hangover remedies. Of course, you don't have to immediately pack your bags as any high pressure-extracted coffee will do. However, be careful with the quantity! Coffee is a strong diuretic, which means it will dehydrate you more if you overdo it.
In the Netherlands, beer is booming
Do you know what the eloquent expression "relight the boiler" means? Well, the Dutch know the meaning very well because they consider beer as an anti-veisalgia means! Thus, they turn on their alcoholic boiler again, which softens the manifestations of the previous alcohol abuse. As you can imagine, it's a pretty risky and ineffective vicious cycle in the long run.
In the United States, the prairie oyster is supreme
The inhabitants of the USA greatly appreciate the cocktail called Oyster of the prairie to fight against their morning discomfort due to the intoxication of the day before. The concoction in question is made from raw egg yolk spiced with black pepper, tabasco and Worcestershire sauce, with or without brandy and tomato juice, depending on the various sources. Either way, anyone who fears salmonellosis can always try a cooked variant of the recipe in the form of a tomato omelet or shakshuka, among others.
Food synergies as hangover remedies
To stay on the topic of alcoholic migraine relief foods, our latest group of cures consists of snacks, salads, and soups that you are sure to try. In general, these are food synergies of proteins, good fats and slow carbohydrates, which makes them particularly effective in reducing muscle weakness and filling the lack of energy due to heavy drinking last night.
In Singapore, we prefer a kaya toast
A good example is the kaya toast, which is often eaten in Singapore in order to heal pulsating temples. Kaya is a kind of spread made from coconut that can also be combined with a banana. This is an international xylostome cure probably because of its potassium content which relieves cramps and vomiting.
English / Irish breakfast and other energy bombs
If you don't suffer from nausea, fill the energy roofs with a delicious, hearty and therefore very calorie breakfast. The English / Irish variant is ideal for this purpose. A slice of toast, fried or boiled eggs, smoked bacon, sausages, white beans in tomato sauce… What more could you want?
In Mexico, we "come back to life" thanks to the salad "Vuelve a la vida"
In fact, the tomato, in one form or another, is part of the hangover remedies of several different peoples. There is even a Mexican salad made with crushed tomatoes, shrimps and other shellfish, onions and cilantro which bears the name Vuelve a la vida (Coming back to life)! Rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are lost after a long night of alcohol consumption, it is undoubtedly beneficial as long as your stomach can handle such combinations.
Eastern Balkans revere tripe soup
And when we talk about a sensitive stomach… Romanians, Bulgarians and Turks, among others, metabolize the brandy remaining in their body from the previous night by using tripe soup that they call işkembe çorbası or shkembe chorba. What would you say?