DOES IT WORK: HANGOVER CURES
4 stars - IV - Alcohol, a diuretic, dries you out
An IV of a saline solution speeds what drinking fluids does. But save the $200 and drink electrolyte-rich liquids like Gatorade or coconut water.
4 stars - Over-the-counter Meds
Alka-Seltzer for your gut, ibuprofen for your headache, Tylenol can irritate your stomach and cause liver damage. Borrow your girlfriend's lavender oil; smelling it can calm you.
3 stars - Greasy foods
Food aids recovery. But healthy is better: Try nutrient-dense foods: leafy greens, proteins, or PB on toast. Eat a pear before drinking; it can help deter damage form alcohol, studies show.
1 star - Coffe
Caffeine helps with some headaches. But it can interfere with sleep, which is essential for recovery. Go back to bed. No Bloody Mary either; hair of the dog is a myth.