10 ways to disguise a hangover at work

Hangover food

Urgh.  You might be thinking; food is the last thing on my mind.  However, it is better to eat something than to leave your vodka-induced stomach screaming out in hunger and pain.  Read these following food tips to increase your energy, improve your concentration and to provide, if not complete soberness, a facade of complete health.

Banana

Why not take the most natural hangover cure in the form of a banana.  A banana is not only easy to peel but it contains natural sugars, called fructose, which help your body with energy. It also has good amounts of potassium, which is a mineral that gets depleted when you drink excessively. Bananas contain antacids which can help your nausea and stomach pains – so if you’re planning a big boozy night out stock up that fruit bowl!

Ginger tea          

If you really feel you can’t stomach food and you’re feeling really nauseous, grate some fresh ginger into a mug of boiling water.  Ginger has been proven to settle the stomach and soothes the symptoms of drinking alcohol, so after a seriously heavy night out on the town get out a sprig.

Extra strong mints

This is a must. After brushing your teeth the minty fresh taste only lasts so long and, while a smell of alcohol might be a friendly reminder of the night, it’s a big no for working time, so banish that beer breath.

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Hangover medication

Herbal remedies can be just as effective as painkillers. Try not to pump your system full of unnecessary products; you did enough of that last night. Herbal remedies can help soothe your aches and pains.

Herbal remedies

Evening primrose oil can help reduce stomach and liver discomfort. Another option is that of the thyme hot drink; pop a couple of thyme leaves in hot water with a drop of honey, as thyme helps soothe tense and tired muscles and will help you say goodbye to any stomach problems you might be having too.

Ibuprofen

If that headache is determined to give you grief, Ibuprofen painkillers kick in soon after you take them. Also, keep topped up with your water in between doses. The simple explanation for alcohol-related headaches is that you are dehydrated; ethanol, a toxic component in alcohol, triggers frequent urination, which results in dehydration.

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