By: Samantha Cohen
Pretty sure we can all remember our first Passover Seder where we may have drank a little too much of that Manischewitz Kosher red wine & woke up with a not-so-good feeling. Trust me! That stuff sneaks up on you. I’ve been there. Hangovers seem to be the body’s way of reminding us about the hazards of overindulgence. Here are some tips & tricks I have stored up my sleeve to help ease that Passover hangover.
Get some carbohydrates into your system.
Load up on some matzo ball soup! There is going to be so much food on the table so make sure to not be drinking on an empty stomach. If it’s the day after a long night of drinking, eat some foods on the healthier side.
Drink lots of electrolyte-rich fluids.
Stay hydrated. Let’s take some preventative measures, shall we? Replenishing our hydration levels after a night of drinking prevents dehydration, and it also helps to dilute the leftover toxins in the stomach. Non-caffeinated sports drinks such as Gatorade or Nuun Sport provide your body with electrolytes and glucose that may have been lost from drinking. You may want to search for some “hangover cure” drink mixes and tablets to
Take a pain reliever.
NSAIDs like Motrin, Ibuprofen, etc can help with the headaches and overall flu-like feelings after a night of drinking.
Make a steaming pot of brew.
You don’t have to tell me twice about this one. One of the reasons we feel so awful after drinking is due to the effects that alcohol has on our sleep. Alcohol-induced sleep can be poor, but the tiredness you feel can be reversed by a stimulant like caffeine. Coffee and tea contain caffeine which helps with the grogginess of hangovers. Limiting caffeine consumption is important though cause it can further dehydrate you, but if you have to get back to work, a cup of coffee can help get you feeling that much more normal.