If you’re planning to party like a rock star this New Year’s Eve, you might want to take a break from pounding Jagerbombs to pounding a plate of sauteed asparagus. According to a study in the Journal of Food Science, certain amino acids and minerals found in asparagus have the power to flush out “cellular toxicities.” As the lead researcher explains, ”These results provide evidence of how the biological functions of asparagus can help alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells.” This study doesn’t guarantee that asparagus will cure your hangover, but hey, weird-smelling pee is a small price to pay for the possibility of a headache-free morning on the first day of 2013. Now that we’re on the topic of hangovers, do you have any of your own hangover remedies you’d like to share? Have you ever tried the asparagus cure? Did it work? [Pop Sci]
On some unfortunate Sunday mornings, as we stare into the depths of our toilet bowls after a long hurl session and put a palm to our throbbing heads, most of us repeat the mantra, “I am NEVER drinking again!” Though temperance would be the global cure for our perpetual hangovers, drinking also seems to give us amnesia, because we forget about our promises, and we keep coming back for more.
So, the lush in me and the boozehound in you wants to know: What’s happening to our bodies after we drink? And, if we don’t want to become teetotalers, arethere any cures for the ultra-humbling, apocalyptic phenomenon that is a hangover? Keep reading »
“How can I hide a hangover? Blotchy skin, puffy eyes — I don’t need everyone (especially my boss!) to know how awful I feel.”
Yes, after a big night of partying there is nothing worse than waking up to realize you look as dreadful as you feel! Fortunately, there are a few tricks and tips to disguise the telltale signs of a hangover, helping you fake your way through the morning.
First thing’s first — although tempting, no matter how late it is when you come in, be sure to remove your makeup completely and top with a night moisturizer to help rehydrate while you sleep. Another tip is to sleep with an extra pillow. The additional height will help to promote lymphatic drainage and prevent fluid from accumulating (which leaves you looking puffy in the morning!). Read more…
“Start in a hot, dry room and then move into an even warmer steam room. Then splash yourself with cold water (or even dunk in cold pool or under a cold shower). Follow it with a full body scrubdown, which is typically followed by a massage. At the end you’ll be sent to a cool room to relax and cool down.”
Still nursing a New Year’s hangover? This is how Gwyneth Paltrow suggests you get rid of it. I think I’ve turned a corner in my Gwyneth loathing where I’m actually amused by her unapologetic ignorance to the fact that not everyone lives like she does. You know, with instant access to a sauna, steam room, cold pool, body scrub-ologist (I just made that up but I bet Gwyneth has one in a closet somewhere), and masseuse after a particularly rough night guzzling Dom Perignon. [GOOP]
“I have a great hangover cure. I take a cold shower in the morning and then I go into the sauna and drink a lot of water throughout the day. Green tea also helps!”
—Gwyneth Paltrow on how she recovers from a night of drinking. That sounds nice … if I had access to a sauna. For those of us who don’t have spas in our homes, I have my own hangover remedy: a hamburger (or a slice of pizza, whichever is in closer proximity), a Diet Coke, a large bottle of water, and as many Advil as I can handle. Once I get myself vertical, a jog around the block always sets me straight. Share your hangover cures in the comments — or tweet them using the hashtag #poorwomanscure. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
This holiday season, there’s a pretty good chance a few of us may find ourselves nursing a hangover or two — not that I’m going to point any fingers (cough-Amelia-cough-me-cough-pretty-much-the-whole-Frisky-staff-cough-cough). And if your hangover is the result of a party you’ve thrown, probably the last thing you want to take care of the morning after is cleaning up and fetching yourself some grub. Lucky for folks who live in Boulder, Colorado, they don’t have to! That’s because for $15 per roommate, Hangover Helpers, a couple of genius University of Colorado grads, will come to your house with breakfast burritos and Gatorade and clean up your post-party mess. Hangover Helpers is the brainchild of Marc Simons, who started cleaning up homes after parties a year ago when he was looking to make a little extra cash. His high school pal, Alex Vere-Nicoll, soon joined him and voilà!, their business was born. Now, how soon until they expand to the east coast? [via Time.com] Keep reading »