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5 Unconventional Hangover Cures That Really Work!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCSB chapter.

The weekend is over, and if you are anything like me, you are probably reeling from a head splitting hangover after too many shots of the classiest of all drinks in Isla Vista –Heritage Vodka. A morning bloody mary or mimosa after a night out on the town may be delicious and might make you feel better for a little while, but these sweet nectars gifted to us from heaven won’t solve the problem. Here are a couple unconventional hangover cures that actually work and won’t leave you stuck in bed watching Law and Order: SVU marathons all day while contemplating death.


1.     Coconut Water: coconut water is by far the hangover beverage of champions. It’s loaded with electrolytes, which your body will be begging for after a night of plastic handle pulls and questionable choices. See also: Gatorade and Pedialyte (It’s not just for kids anymore ladies!)

2.     Take a Mustard Bath! : Mustard is amazing for drawing toxins from your body so if you are looking for a super natural way to cure your hangover invest in some mustard powder or a pre-made mustard bath product and at it to your bath!

3.     Salt Water: Just add half a teaspoon of salt to two liters of water. The reason this works is because your poisoned digestive system is much better at taking in an isotonic solution rather than pure water.

4.     Miso Soup: Having a big bowl of miso soup works in many of the same ways as downing salt water but with the added bonus of beneficial fermented bacteria, enzymes and nutrients, all of which can help with digestion. Plus its cheap and delicious so why not?

5.     Bacon!: It’s actually been proven that Bacon can cure hangovers. Bacon sandwiches to be exact. The combination of carbohydrates and protein can really make you feel awesome so throw some bacon in the oven and toast a couple pieces of bread. You’ll be hangover free in no time!

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Rachel is a senior at UC Santa Barbara and studies Communication and Global Peace and Security. Rachel is from a small, beautiful town in southern California called Palos Verdes. However, Palos Verdes is just one of the many places Rachel has lived. Rachel spent her childhood moving and traveling all over the world, living in places such as Indianapolis, Indiana; Santiago, Chile; Vienna, Austria; and Orlando, Florida. Rachel has found her heart and her home in California, choosing to spend her college years in sunny Santa Barbara. However, Rachel continued her wanderlust when she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain in Fall 2012. At UCSB, Rachel is an immensely dedicated and involved member of her sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma, where she held the positions of Panhellenic Delegate, Inter-Greek Counselor, Rho Gam, and a member of the Nominating Slate. Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is a passion of Rachel's, as she is their Social Media Coordinator as well as an active and proud member. As a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society, Rachel is able to implement her prowess and affinity for communication and communication-related issues. When Rachel is not writing, participating in Kappa events, or volunteering, you can find her in the gym, on the soccer field, watching Modern Family, or cooking. Rachel's love for sports, food, and writing often times go hand-in-hand, as one may see in her weekly blogs. For the past two summers, Rachel has been freelance writing for the Los Angeles Times, and hopes to continue her career pursuit of journalism after she graduates. Rachel is elated to be a part of Her Campus's fabulous team and loves every moment of it!