WASABI BATHWhile you might think that hangover relief is all about putting new substances into your body, it's just as much about getting the alcohol out. As much as a third of toxic body waste is removed through the skin (which explains why uncle Pete always smells like a bottle of scotch) and you can speed that process up by taking a nice soak in your tub or even just taking a hot shower. To help the detoxification process even more, you can pop a spoonful of wasabi (Japanese horseradish) powder into your bath or use some wasabi bath salts.
You might have heard that bananas are favored by athletes because they contain potassium and it’s that same reason that makes them great hangover cures. When you’re hungover, your body has lost a lot of potassium that needs to be replenished, so eating a banana when you wake up will provide much needed relief. If you’re super queasy and can’t stomach the idea of munching a whole banana, a banana smoothie laced with some drops of the next hangover fighter on our list is a more palatable way to feel human again. Or, if you’re still able to stand after you get home from drinking, having a banana before you pass out will help start the recovery process even sooner.
Honey is one of those miracle foods that has so many applications, and hangover help is one of them! The fructose in the sweet stuff helps your body metabolize the alcohol more and it also contains potassium, just like bananas. If you’re in a bad way, you can take two to six teaspoons of it every 20 minutes or until you feel better or you can combine its healing powers with bananas by using the recipe we linked to above for a double dose of feel-better.