For some people it is better not to drink at all, because they do not know when to stop. Vodka can make you feel warm and joyful, and for a while you may be acting fine, and your speech may be OK, and you want to continue drinking.
But the next morning you may experience headache, bad memories, or no memories at all. Some statistics claim that Russians get drunk 10 times slower than Europeans, even though genetically they can't digest alcohol at all!
For those who ask themselves the question do I drink too much? and get a resounding yes, perhaps itís time to consider getting much-needed alcoholic help.
But if you read more information about vodka, you will know what to do before and after consuming the drink. If you know what to eat then you can enjoy this fabulous drink without any bad effect on your body.
Hereís what to do before the party. It is good to eat some oatmeal (porridge) with 50 grams of vodka. Doing this two hours prior to the party will prepare the organism and cause later consumption to have a less negative effect on the body. It is also helpful to be active before the evening; this prolongs the time to intoxication.
Try to stick to vodka only. Chase it with food. Do not mix vodka with cola because this leads quickly to alcohol intoxication. And please do not drink more than you can handle.
On the next day, concentrated broth, chicken or any meat, or the sour liquid from pickled cucumbers can help (that's what Russians do).
Beer is bad idea... it makes you feel worse! You can feel dizziness, nausea, giddiness and instability. If you have light intoxication, then 200 ml of water and 2 drops of ammonia alcohol will make your head brighter.
If intoxication is stronger, increase the amount of drops to 5-6. Also, 20 drops of mint infusion added to 200 ml of water will make you sober. The intoxication decreases, and headaches disappear.
Different populations come up with different cures from the common hangover:
Mongols use dried lambs eyes (crushed to powder) added to 250 ml of tomato juice.
In Poland: 1 spoon of meat broth, 30-50 ml of vodka, some lemon juice and a little black pepper - mix and drink.
In Puerto-Rico: 1/2 of a lemon is rubbed onto the armpits. It is believed that this causes intoxication to disappear almost right away.
Here are few more recipes for hangover relief:
"Rasputin" - 5 tablespoons of vodka, 1/2 cup of oyster juice, and one olive stuffed with anchovies. Many vitamins, minerals and microelements will be released to support the body.
Vodka itself is a great remedy for hangover:
"NOG" - 1 egg, one tablespoon of sugar, 4 tablespoons of cream, 4 tablespoons of vodka and nutmeg.
"ELK MILK" - 4 tablespoons of vodka, 1/4 of cup sugar, one tablespoon of orange blossom water, 4 tablespoons of lemon juice, some ice, and 1/2 cup of milk. All ingredients are mixed in a mixer. Add milk after everything else has been mixed.
Send us your ideas on how to fight hangover.
While most doctors and nurses would probably consider these hangover cures to be dubious at least, someone suffering from a hangover must have had success with them at least one time.
They probably won't be added to the curriculum for medical students or for nurses learning how to become a nurse practitioner any time soon but could be worth a try if your hangover is bad enough.