It’s that time of year again, where the world turns green and everyone’s Irish for the day. That’s right… It’s Paddy’s Day this Saturday, or as they say in America… ‘Patty’s Day’..?!
As you all know, this years Paddy’s Day delightfully falls on a Saturday of a Bank holiday weekend!! Meaning that this year it’s not only the one day of you dressing up as a leprechaun, jigging around, while doing the good ol’Irish tradition of getting pished outta you’re tree. It’s now a whole two days… or if you’re hardcore Irish maybe even three!!
Unfortunately though there always seems to be ‘a bad pint’ floating around pubs and clubs across the land which may potentially fuck your whole weekend up. But fear not as I have compiled a list of remedies that will neutralise the poisoning of a bad pint.
Been an expert alcohol connoisseur, all tips have been tried and tested by yours truly. 🙂
1. Water before bed.
Drinking a pint of water before you fall to sleep should help wash out the toxins of a bad pint and keep you hydrated throughout the night. So ask the sensible you i.e Mr or Mrs Sober to leave a nice, fresh pint of water by your bed before going out. Drunk you will thank sober you in the morning.
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2. Ice Lollies
Yeah, it might be March and Ireland might be cold. But that last shot of tequila went down like fire! All the alcohol… sorry bad pints in your system can slowly turn your stomach into a fiery pit of hell. An ice lolly will cool you from the inside out, putting out the magma that is rumbling around your insides. Also a common side affect from a poison pint is the dreaded ‘drink sweats’. An ice lolly will calm this side effect down nicely. Also the sugar contained in an ice lolly can also add a boost of energy and also boost morale. As feelingsorryformyselfitus is also another common side effect.
3. A fry up.
Sausage, egg, hash brown, black pudding, white pudding, mushrooms, beans and not forgetting the most important, BACON! A good ol’healthy fry up will do you wonders after the night before. Apparently it’s all the carbohydrates contained that make us feel better. Don’t believe me? Well you believe science! Richard Stephens, professor of psychology at Keele University, says the carbohydrates in a full English will help restore depleted sugar levels. So there you go even a professor agrees with me. Can’t argue with science…
4. Gherkins… or as they say in America ‘Pickles’
I know what the majority of people are saying now ‘Eurgh… I wanna be un-sick not more sick..!’ Well, I love gherkins along with the juice (must be the Polish ancestry in me). But gherkins and their brine are brilliant as a hangover cure. Don’t believe me? Well you believe science! Dr Oz (granted he’s an Oprah Dr, but a doctor at that). Recommends that after a long night of drinking, your body is zapped of water and electrolytes. This is why you get headaches, dizziness and cramping. The salts in pickle juice will help replenish your electrolytes and put your body back in balance. Dr. Oz recommends 1/4 cup first thing in the morning to help ease a hangover… I mean bad pint symptoms. And you can’t argue with science… But if you are fickle pickle when it comes to gherkins, you should think outside of the box and get a big fat dirty burger with extra gherkins on. That way you are adhering to the previous tip of carbs and fats plus getting the gherkin benefits without having to eat a full one on it’s own. Gherkins and their juice are highly effective cures even to the extent that there is a new drink, ‘The Pickleback’. The Pickleback is a whiskey shot followed by pickle brine, this sour drink has become very popular world wide.
5. More bacon!
Yay Bacon!! more food!! YAY..!! That’s right bacon and bacon sandwiches are very beneficial after a bad pint. Again it’s thanks to carbohydrates and the fact bacon is full of protein. Don’t believe me? Well you believe science! Scientist Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University’s Centre for Life says ‘Food doesn’t soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism helping you deal with the after-effects of over indulgence. Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good.’ Can’t argue with science…
6. More drink!
More drink is a brilliant cure for a bad pint or to be posh we’ll use a colloquial expression and say ‘Hair of the Dog’. Drinking after a night of drinking has been found to be one of the best cures. Apparently this is down to displacing methanol, which is created from our body breaking down alcohol. Don’t believe me? Well you believe science! Researcher Adam Roger says ‘The notion is if a hangover is methanol toxicity, you’re going to have another drink and the ethanol displaces the methanol off the enzyme and you will feel better.’ Can’t argue with science…
So what have we learnt from this oh so educational blog full of science and shit? 😉 . Well we’ve learnt to eat away a hangover… drink away a hangover… So basically the moral of this story is to get fat and drunk this weekend! Hope everyone has an awesome Paddy’s weekend. And remember staying drinking prevents hangovers! If you like talking to strangers, comment and let me know how your heads got on after reading these tips. Sure even share your pished up Paddy’s stories with me… I like talking to strangers… sometimes you get sweets.
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