What can you do about the "bad awakening" during the carnival season?
Some of you will probably be looking too deep into the glass at carnival parties at the moment. The rushing a party, the worse the effects the next day. For those who have drunk too much alcohol, some tips can help against the carnival hangover.
The "rude awakening" after the celebrations
In the carnival season, many a morning begins with a bad headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) and loss of appetite are often added. The more alcohol was consumed during the carnival parade, the carnival party or a carnival event, the worse the complaints are. Some are wondering how to avoid the bad hangover or possibly even speed up the breakdown of alcohol. In an announcement by the dpa news agency, an expert answered:
Liver takes time to break down alcohol
"To anticipate it directly: There is no cure for the latter. You can only wait until the liver has managed to break down the alcohol, ”explains the nutrition and fitness expert of the German University for Prevention and Health Management (DHfPG), Prof. Dr. Georg Abel. As a guideline, a rate of degradation of approx. 0.1 - 0.15 per mille per hour applies. "However, absorption, and with it the speed at which alcohol is distributed in the body, can be slowed down by eating high-fat foods," says Abel. This is why other experts, such as those from the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA), advise parties to eat fat at carnivals in order to keep the alcohol effects down.
A glass of water with every beer
According to Abel, hangover symptoms can also be prevented by drinking water at the same time. The guideline applies here: one glass of water per glass of beer. As a home remedy for hangovers, salty foods such as pretzel sticks or salted peanuts are also recommended, which ensure a balanced electrolyte balance. Apparently not only the quantity supplied, but also the quality of the alcoholic beverages can favor the development of a hangover. "So-called fusel alcohols such as propanol and methanol can be found in large quantities, especially in cheap red wines, brandy and whiskey, and are responsible for the notorious headache and nausea the next morning," Abel explains in the dpa report.
Natural remedies for hangover symptoms
Ultimately remains the realization that you can certainly prevent a hangover only by complete abstinence from alcohol. "Otherwise, it is important to ensure that there is an adequate supply of water and electrolytes and not to drink the alcohol on an empty stomach, but to first obtain a suitable basis through high-fat foods," recommends Abel. Once the hangover has started, home remedies for headache or home remedies for nausea can help against the individual symptoms. In addition to sufficient liquid, fructose, such as in fruit or jam, can also help to break down alcohol. Last but not least, light exercise in the fresh air also helps. (ad)