You know it. I know it. Let's not pretend to be above it.
We've been drinking.
Socialising FOMO has led to countless Zoom parties, which has led to countless Pinots, which has led to just a few too many h.a.n.g.o.v.e.r.s.
We can openly blame these hangovers on lockdown's complete elimination of costly Uber rides, exorbitantly-priced restaurant cocktails no one can afford, watchful bouncers and spontaneous dance-offs that happen to burn off all those Vodka sodas. Without these things, we now simply sit at home drinking with next-to-no limits.
While the Remix team are certainly no medical professionals, we've had our fair share of lockdown nights in front of the virtual DJ. Here are some suggestions to ease the aftermath of your recent virtual happy hour...
1. Hydration Sachets
This is the time that water on its own just won't cut it. These are like the equivalent of an IV drip but in an easy-to-drink form. The formula in SOS Rehydrate sachets allows your body to absorb three times more water than drinking water alone. Developed using the best of medical science, SOS hits exactly the right balance between sodium and water to stop dehydration in its tracks. A must-have in the pantry.
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2. Eat GENTLY
Slowly embrace carbs. Drinking lowers your blood sugar levels, so theoretically some of the fatigue and headaches of a hangover come from your brain trying to work without enough fuel. Toast and juice is a nice way to gently nudge levels back to normal without overloading.
3. Coffee & Tea
No, we don't believe caffeine has any special anti-hangover powers, but as a stimulant, it can help with the grogginess. Don't go crazy though - coffee is a diuretic, so in some cases it could worsen your dehydration.
4. Vitamin B6
A research study published over 30 years ago found that people had fewer hangover symptoms if they took at least 1,200 milligrams of vitamin B6 before, during, and just after drinking 'to get drunk'. Worth a shot?
5. Smoothie Bowls
These are tasty way to bump up your sugar levels and get your daily dose of greens in when feeling not so great... Simply blend some milk or juice with some Good Green Vitality powder, top with fresh berries and seeds, and you can expect only good results!
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6. Pickle Juice
Ok, admittedly this is not something the entire Remix team have tried and tested. But it kind of makes sense... The vinegar, water and sodium combo would make for the ultimate pick-me-up, combating dehydration and boosting energy at the same time.
Hot tip: add honey to sweeten it.
6. Fizzy Lemon Drink
A Chinese study tested 57 different beverages and found that the lemon and lime flavoured soda drinks helped process the alcohol out of your system faster speeding up recovery. Sprite was apparently among the drinks that sped up this process the most.
Jane Scrivner, author of The Quick-Fix Hangover Detox: 99 Ways To Feel 100 Times Better, said, “It has a high water content to rehydrate you and is high in sugar for an instant pick-me-up... but its lemon and lime juice content is alkaline and will help balance the acid in your gut, quelling feelings of nausea."
Don't want those extra calories from Sprite? Try soda water with a squeeze of fresh lemon.
GOOD LUCK !