It won't be wrong to say that the Diwali festival marks its arrival a month in advance, with so many other festivities like Dusshera and Karwachauth lined up. A month of fun and frolic means a month of indulgence in your favourite food, sweets, drinks and some back-to-back card parties.
It can definitely get tough to move past the "hangover" that Diwali leaves us with and by "hangover" we mean the literal hangover caused by the consumption of alcoholic beverages and some stomach-related issues that can happen due to overeating or eating heavy and oily foods.
And while getting rid of the hangover of all the fun might be tough, we have curated a list of home remedies that will cure your body hangover for sure.
1. Hangover from Alcohol
Hangover from drinking alcohol comes with few symptoms like fatigue, dehydration, brain fog, nausea, low blood sugar levels, etc. While home remedies might not completely get rid of this hangover, they are beneficial in reducing these symptoms.
- The first one is drinking water, lots of it. Alcohol is diuretic, which means it makes the body urinate more, hence causing loss of water and electrolyte imbalances. Drinking plenty of water the next day of drinking can help replenish for the lost amount of H2O.
- Alcohol causes the oxidative stress in the body, antioxidants are proved to be beneficial in reducing the amount of these free radicals in the body post your drinking session. Some foods that are good sources of antioxidants include berries, cherries, grapes, carrots, spinach, ginger, dark chocolate, nuts, seeds, green teas. Shop from Tassyam's 100% natural range of premium nuts and seeds.
- Tea, coffee and other caffeinated drinks act as stimulants and may improve the feeling of fatigue. Try drinking tea, coffee and green tea to reduce your hangover but make sure you do not over-drink these beverages because just like alcohol, they have diuretic properties, which might worsen the problem of dehydration.
You can also opt drinking chamomile tea, it reduces hangover-induced anxiety, provides good sleep and also relieve upset stomach.
2. Hangover from Over-eating
What are festivals and parties without over-indulging in your favourite foods? Boring, right? We are not stopping you from taking one more piece of that boondi ladoo or just one more poori with chole because we know doing that is nothing less than a crime.
But, here is a list of few home remedies for you to try when you over-eat or consume oily and greasy food that might avoid discomfort to your stomach.
- Drink a glass of lukewarm water. Water is your best friend when you hog onto some oily food. Water soothes and activates the digestive system and is a carrier of nutrients and waste material in the body. Skipping drinking water sometime after your meal can lead to dehydration and constipation because in the absence of additional water, the body starts to absorb water from the food you just had.
- If not plain water, then you can drink a cup of hot green tea. Try drinking chamomile, spearmint or chicory tea that will promote movement of food through your system. Spearmint has menthol which helps relieves gas, indigestion and nausea- all that can happen as a side effect of overeating. Chamomile, on the other hand, acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing gut discomfort and indigestion. Stock up on Tassyam Spearmint tea and forget worries about indigestion.
- Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and contains high amounts of anti-oxidants. A pinch of turmeric powder and lemon juice in warm water is known to ease discomfort caused due to overeating.
- Make a spicy lemonade. As weird as it may sound, but drinking hot water with lemon and a pinch of cayenne pepper stimulates the liver to detox the body and eliminate the excess food you ate. Lemon and spicy pepper is a combination that soothes stomach ache, reduced bloating and acid reflux.
- You know why we are served a mixture of fennel seeds and sugar at the end of a meal in restaurants? Well, apart from this combination being tasty, fennel seed induces digestion and sooths gastrointestinal problems like stomach cramping, nausea and bloating. You can chew fennel seeds after your meals or boil 1/2tsp of fennel seeds in a cup of water for 10 minutes, strain it and drink as a tea, in case, you experience indigestion. (image credit to https://www.woodenearth.com/)
- Mix equal quantities of cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and carom seeds. Grind them into a powder and store in an airtight container. A warm cup of water with a small teaspoon of this mix after your meals keeps indigestion at bay. Find all of these seeds here.
We hope this list of easy home remedies will come handy for you next time you get a bad "hangover" from all the Diwali parties.