Natural food cures for a hangover
Ginger is one of the longest used vomit suppressors. It has been used to alleviate motion sickness, indigestion and nausea.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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A hangover is your body’s reaction to toxicity. Author Kate Hunter lets us know what goes on in our bodies after the wine
hits your gut: When alcohol breaks down in your liver it produces acetaldehyde. This byproduct of alcohol metabolism is
more toxic than alcohol itself. Fortunately, its effects on the body are short lived — that is, if you only have a few drinks
every now and then. What’s more is women tend to have longer-lasting hangovers than men because we produce less of
the enzyme that breaks down the alcohol.
Ginger is one of the longest used vomit suppressors. It has been used to alleviate motion sickness,
indigestion and nausea. The list of benefits of ginger for cooking and healing goes on and on, but for a
hangover, one of the quickest ways to incorporate the root is by taking it in capsule form or making ginger
tea. Simmer a few slices in water for 15 minutes. Ginger ale is known to remedy an upset stomach, but
most store-bought ales are not actually ginger-based and also include synthetic ingredients and way too
much sugar. Try making your own ginger soda and enjoy the beverage for pleasure and healing. For recipes
that incorporate the above foods look for gourmetrecipe.com.