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15 Different Hangover Remedies Around the Globe To Get You Through The Holidays

A comprehensive look at ten hangover remedies from cultures around the globe, featuring home remedies, drinks, and more to help you get through the holidays.

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The holidays bring so much joy. But, between indulging with family, friends, and too many adult beverages, sometimes hangovers can come along with the celebrations. Don’t worry though, there are a plethora of hangover remedies from all around the world waiting to give you the relief you need.

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1. The Caribbean: Coconut water, a natural electrolyte and vitamin concentrate, is a common hangover cure in the Caribbean. This natural remedy can restore the electrolytes lost from a night of heavy drinking.

2. Portugal: In Portugal, a universally popular hangover cure is poached eggs and fries. Not only does this meal provide a powerful source of protein and vitamins, but it's also very greasy — a combination scientifically proven to help calm the stomach.

3. Mexico: Mexican locals swear by their beloved hangover remedy, 'Refresco de Huevo.' This beverage is made with an egg white, lime, and spices all mixed. The protein and vitamin D in the egg white helps cleanse the stomach and stop the nausea.

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4. Russia: The Russian's special hangover cure is pickle juice. Pickle juice is a great source of electrolytes to help replace what was lost due to drinking, as well as help settle an upset stomach.

5. Japan: As a part of traditional Japanese culture, the locals swear by miso soup as a hangover cure. Not only is miso naturally filled with electrolytes, but it is also loaded with B vitamins to help bring back energy levels.

6. Hong Kong: The go-to hangover remedy in Hong Kong is a hot Italian coffee called 'caffe corretto'. This is essentially a double shot of espresso mixed with brandy or grappa for a strong jolt of energy and improved blood circulation.

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7. South Korea: South Koreans drink a combination of tomato juice and beer. This mixture is believed to help combat the body's dehydration and nausea associated with a hangover.

8. United States: The Bloody Mary, which is made of tomato juice, vodka, and spices, is well-known as an American tradition. The combination of ingredients used in the drink is an amazing hangover system that energizes and rehydrates.

9. Greece: Most Greeks reach for a cup of Greek coffee with honey when it comes to hangover relief. The honey helps restore minerals and vitamins lost from heavy drinking, while the coffee helps reduce hangover rise.

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10. South Africa: South Africans often reach for a cup of Rooibos tea to get rid of the morning-after blues. It is filled with ingredients that can detox the body and ease the nausea associated with a hangover.

11. Spain: In Spain, a popular morning-after remedy is sugar and sardines. Yes, you read that correctly. This dish is known for not only providing a great source of magnesium but also calming the stomach and stimulating digestion. 

12. France: The French love to drink hot milk as a hangover remedy. This is because it contains tryptophans, which recognize the amino acids that help the body sleep better and longer.

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13. Germany: Germans swear by pickled herring as their hangover cure. This source of protein-packed low-fat food helps to easily digest, which forces the body to work to metabolize alcohol.

14. China: Chinese people turn to a hot bowl of congee (rice porridge) to get rid of their hangover. This staple food is loaded with electrolytes, easy to digest, and provides a great combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins to the body.

15. India: In India, it's common to drink spicy ginger tea to help relax the stomach and rehydrate the body after a night of drinking alcohol. For an extra kick, adding honey, lemon, and a sprinkle of black pepper can alleviate the hangover even more.

All in all, the holidays are not just about family, friends, and excess imbibing; it's also about trying new hangover remedies. Whatever your destination, make sure to ask the locals what works best to get rid of that annoying and uncomfortable hangover.

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