Water is the best cure for hangovers. Alternating a glass of water with an alcoholic drink can prevent a hangover. Drink a glass or two of water before going to bed to prevent dehydration. However, if you forgot to do this, it isn't too late to replenish.
Eating a banana will replenish lost potassium after drinking too much alcohol. Eating a banana in the morning will also help soothe your stomach by providing something solid to digest. Organic bananas of course contain more beneficial potassium and other minerals.
Ginger has been known for centuries to help with nausea and stomach upset. The easiest and most convenient way to consume ginger is by drinking ginger ale; however, it must contain real ginger and sugar, not artificial chemicals and sweeteners. The sugar may also help to settle the stomach. Ginger tea can be made at home by cutting a dozen slices of fresh ginger root and boiling them in 4 cups of water for about ten minutes. Remove the ginger and add the juice of half a fresh lemon and organic raw honey to taste. If you are too hungover to make the tea from scratch, make sure you have organic ginger tea bags or loose tea in your cupboard. Drink as much of the tea as needed.
Lemon or Lime
Lemon or Lime juice helps balance the body, stabilizing blood sugar and altering the pH. First thing in the morning after drinking, add 2 tsp. of fresh lime or lemon juice to 8 oz. warm water. Stir in a teaspoonful or two of raw honey and sip slowly.
The Incredible Edible EGG
Eggs are an easily digested food. They are also high in protein and an amino acid called L-Cysteine. L-Cysteine has been shown to help break down acetaldehyde relatively quickly. Acetaldehyde is a toxic by product of alcohol that is metabolized in the liver. Consuming eggs will reduce the time you spend feeling hungover. Whip up some eggs when you return from a late night out or upon waking up in the morning.
This is my favorite hangover helper. Standard water is often difficult to swallow and having a flavor makes it easier to consume. Raw Coconut water combines intense hydration while replenishing electrolytes like potassium. One serving of raw coconut water usually contains more potassium than a banana.