How to Cure a Hangover (Without Your Boss Catching on)

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Spread bet

Slather some Marmite on wholemeal bread for a speedy breakfast that’ll replenish B vitamins and give you an instant energy boost. If you're one of the people who hates it, have a ginger tea instead as a natural remedy for nausea and bellyache (you can always chop some ginger and steep it in boiling water if you’re short on fancy teabags).

You can’t beat eggs

If you’ve got time to cook a more complicated morning meal, eggs are by far the best option. A study published by the Journal Of Inflammation Research found that they contain an amino acid called cysteine, which breaks down the hangover-causing toxins that pummel your liver. It’s best to have them boiled or poached rather than fried in fat.

Face it head on

A well-stocked grooming cupboard can make all the difference in the battle to rehabilitate your body in time for work. For starters, try tackling your puffy, bloodshot eyes with a potent combo of Clinique For Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel and Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops. The pungent powers of Original Source Mint & Tea Tree Shower will help sort out your greasy bed hair (and wake up your brain), while a quality moisturiser and lip balm – think Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser and Carmex Original – will revamp your haggard, dried-out features.

Pip stop

Regular grooming not doing the trick? Try rubbing your armpits with lemon – Puerto Ricans apparently swear by this holistic cure. The lemon juice supposedly stops you sweating, so you avoid the dehydration that contributes to headaches.

Like your bike

Hiding under the duvet won’t help – get some fresh air, ideally by skipping the car, bus or train (where possible) and getting to work under your own steam. Light exercise increases blood flow and improves your metabolism, flushing the toxins out of your system quicker. Cycling is better than running because it involves minimal movement of your sore head and zero impact for your fragile gut.

Avoid dubious snacks

It may look tempting, but a Mars bar from the office vending machine will send your blood sugar levels through the roof and make you feel worse. Choose snacks that will replace the vital nutrients you lost when weeing out all that liquid: bananas for potassium, fruit juice for fructose and vitamins, and a sports drink for rehydrating electrolytes, salts and sugars.

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