Holi is one such festival that will bring out the child within you. The vibrance of the colors, the mithai and getting high on Bhang! Holi is practically an excuse to slip some Bhang into your system and enjoy it. Bhang is not just consumed in the form of Bhang Thandaayi anymore, you can eat Bhang Pakodas, Bhang Barfi, and even taste Bhang Ice Cream these days.
While on the one hand, Bhang gives you the feelings of euphoria, on the other hand, it can also cause a serious hangover, infamously known as ‘Bhangover’! Well, Holi 2020 falls on a weekday, and if you don’t want to turn up for work or college in a heavy Bhangover try these simple natural home remedies:
Lots of water!
Yes, it is that simple! You may find relief in your Black coffee or tea the next morning you gulp down some booze, but your case may worsen if you do this for a Bhangover. Caffeine is said to have a diuretic effect that depletes water from the body which is actually helpful for you to detoxify. It is highly recommended to consume lots of water to help the toxins get filtered from your body.
Lemon water works like magic countering Bhangover. Having citric foods is perhaps the most popular and effective means of detoxification. The vitamin C present in lemon water plays a big role in countering the heaviness associated with Bhangover.
Catechins in green tea are very effective in anti-oxidants and have a soothing effect on your insides. The caffeine content in this tea is so low that it does not interfere with your hydration levels. You can have two to three cups throughout the day to reduce the heaviness from the bhang.
All you can eat!
A hungry stomach does no good to anyone, let alone a hungover! When your stomach is empty it becomes a gas container and can be disastrous for you and those around you. Stay away from oily and fried food.
Fibre your way out!
Salads, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Legumes and Leafy Greens can reduce the effect of your Bhang-experience acting as natural anti-oxidants, filtering your bowel system and giving you strength.
Fruits, fruits and lots of fruits!
The most simple way to detox that is famous for its positive health benefits is consuming ‘fruits’. After an intense battle with your Bhangover, a soothing fruity smoothie or a plain simple apple or pineapple juice will hydrate and flush out the Bhang-effect from your body system.
Let’s hope you are able to minimize the intake of Bhang to enjoy fully and make the most of the festival with family and friends, but in case you slip, we’ve got you! You can always use the above options to tackle your 'Bhangover'.
Spotboye wishes you and your family a very happy, fun-filled and bhangover-free Holi!
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