Well, alcohol does a few things to the body which cumulates a hangover. The ethanol in alcohol lowers glucose levels in the blood and even more so in the brain. Glucose gives the brain most of its energy so as a result when glucose levels drop dramatically the results cause you to feel really crazy. This is why mood swings, fatigue, and overall weakness is experienced.
Booze is a diuretic and dehydrates the body horribly.
Congeners don’t help the situation either. I used to think that people who said certain types of alcohol made for worse hangovers were full of it (I thought this years ago when I didn’t know anything). Well, congeners are in fact impurities and toxins found in booze. There are more congeners in aged spirits (brown liquor) than in un-oaked spirits.
With that being said, here are what I believe to be the best options for the avid drinker to minimize a hangover and/or help alleviate one when it occurs again. Here we go:
1. Eat before, during, and after drinking. It slows the intoxication rate so you can drink without going from 0 to 60. Never, never ever drink on an empty stomach!
2. Drink plenty of water! Ideally, you should down at least 1 full glass of water per beverage consumed. Water with added electrolytes works wonders.
3. Drink quality! A nice buzz and a headache are two different things! Quality booze results in a quality drinking experience and will help you ease out of bed in the morning! One more thing that I can’t stress enough – just because it’s a popular brand or your favorite rapper drinks it does not mean it’s of good quality! Do your own research on brands.
4. Know when to stop drinking. If you are stumbling about, slurring words, and embarrassing yourself then maybe you should stop. There is a reason why you have to be an adult to consume alcohol.Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9978718