6 Most Common Filipino Hangover Cures: Myth or Legit
Drinking has always been a vital part of our culture, and it’s not just a way to bond and chill among friends.
It’s also a symbol of celebration. When a company hits their sales targets, it always means great food and wine.
Unfortunately, drinking too much has a cost.
It could be hangover anxieties, sleep difficulties, and nausea. We feel low, out of energy and fatigue along with a couple of headaches to boot.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
In this article, we’ll tackle all the Filipino hangover cures and bust the myths and confirm the legit.
- Drink Lots of Water | Myth
Drinking lots of water after waking up with a hangover doesn’t make your hangover go away.
Although it can help you ease your hangover by replacing the fluids you’ve lost.
You may try to lessen the effect of a hangover with water by:
Drinking several glasses of water before drinking alcohol.
Drinking water between every alcoholic beverage.
Drinking a tall glass (or several more) of water and a prayer for a good morning before going to sleep to wake up feeling at least a bit better.
- Drinking More Alcohol (You know who you are!) | Myth
You may feel hangover-free when you drink alcohol in the morning after a night of heavy drinking.
This is because alcohol dulls your senses.
But once you stopped drinking, your hangover will return.
Please drink responsibly, drinking alcohol to relieve a hangover will only delay the inevitable: a worse hangover.
- Eat Lugaw | Legit
Technically, you are sick when you have a hangover, so eating lugaw makes so much sense. It’s easy to digest and warm in the stomach
It has ingredients that help deal with a hangover:
- Rice provides energy.
- Chicken and egg breakdown toxins in the liver.
- Ginger is commonly used as natural anti-nausea medicine.
Side note: You may make a lugaw alternative with instant noodles. Just add leftover chicken, some vegetables (if available) and egg if there is no lugawan near you.
- Coffee | Myth
Coffee, same with alcohol is also a vital part of our culture.
Although a lot of people said that coffee helps in curing hangovers, science has yet to prove it.
Yes, caffeine can help ease hangover symptoms. But drinking more coffee might give you caffeine withdrawal.
Caffeine withdrawal will make your hangover worse.
Caffeine narrows your blood vessels and boosts your blood pressure.
These are both bad for your hangover.
- Taking Aspirin, Paracetamol or Ibuprofen | Myth
You may be tempted into taking over-the-counter medicines for your hangover headache.
Aspirin, Biogesic and Advil may seem like a good idea for your hangover.
But your liver is still processing all the alcohol you drank the night before. And adding these medicines to your liver’s workload can be dangerous.
Remember that alcohol and medication is never a good combination for the liver.
- Take a Shower | Legit
Shower the right way to get this to work for you.
Take a hot shower first for 15-20-mins to flush out the toxins in your body.
Make sure to drink plenty of water before doing this as the heat from hot shower might dehydrate you.
Then transition to cold shower to ease your hangover symptoms.
A cold shower will increase your blood circulation and raise your heart rate. This will also help you to feel more alert, increase your tolerance to stress, and help relieve depression.
Although these are the most common Filipino hangover cures, there are still a lot more suggestions of to-dos and whatnot for hangovers. Most are myths since there is still no sure-fire way of curing hangovers.
But instead of curing hangovers, the best way is to find ways of preventing them.
Remember that prevention is always better than cure.
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Just take three capsules before drinking alcohol. And take another three after or before going to sleep.
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