You wake up Sunday morning feeling as thirsty as a desert.
Yes, you had a great time at Forum (or whichever the Saturday hot-spot may be), but now it is time to do work, son! You need to get up, do your laundry, hit up the library and respond to all of those emails you have been meaning to answer. In order to justify your last two days of serious partying, you need to be productive on the last day of your weekend. If only you could get rid of that irritating hangover that keeps reminding you just how serious your partying has been this weekend.
Top college problem on a Sunday afternoon? Accumulated hangover from the weekend and accumulated homework from the previous week.
Although water is the most common recommendation for this very uncomfortable condition, there is more that you could do to get rid of the headache, soreness and irritability that are immobilizing you.
If your drink of choice was beer, chances are you probably peed out all of your potassium and important minerals over the course of the night. In order to replenish, you need to eat bananas. Since they do not have to be cooked or prepared, you can get your roommate to fetch you one from the kitchen and eat it in bed while you recover. They are also high in sugar and will make you feel full, so you can get away with avoiding the cooking area and all the cooking smells that will surely make you nauseous.
Honey, lemon and hot water may also work wonders in improving your condition so you can increase your productivity level and finally hit the books.
Boil two cups of water. Squeeze two fresh lemons. Add honey to your taste.
This will replenish the fluids and sugars in your body. It is important that you use honey, and not sugar, because honey contains fructose. Fructose will compete for the metabolism of alcohol. Some healthy competition is needed since it prevents the rapid change in alcohol level that causes headaches.
Drink this throughout the day and remember to take it with a smile.
Try to eat easy foods like toast or crackers, and avoid caffeine.
DISCLAIMERS: This blog post does not condone under-age drinking.
The best way to avoid hangovers is simply to abstain from drinking, duh.
If you are 21 or older and choose to drink, please do so responsibly.
DO NOT drink and drive.
For more cures for hangovers please visit cocktails.about.com/od/healthsafety/ht/hngovr_rmdy.htm