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So you overdid it last night. It’s Vegas. It happens. Now as you sit in your suite—dry-mouthed with head pounding—you’re contemplating the cure. Unfortunately, the only surefire treatment for a hangover is time, rest and rehydration. Some traditional hangover remedies are more myth than fact and may actually make you feel worse. With the help of Hollywood nutritionist, Lisa De Fazio, we tackle what’s fact and what’s fiction.

In Three Words: King of Cool
Thoughts on a Hangover: “Don’t get one. Don’t live at full tilt.”

Las Vegas Hangover Cure Bloody Mary

Bacon Bloody Mary

Hair of the Dog?

While the thought of a Bloody Mary may appeal to you, a Virgin Mary is a better option. Tomato juice is packed with simple sugars that help raise glucose levels, while booze only adds to your problems. “Hangovers make you feel as if a truck hit you because alcohol is toxic; you need to give your body time to recover. That morning drink could lead to an even worse hangover the following day,” De Fazio explains. But if you insist, then a Bloody Mary is the way to go.

Las Vega Hangover Cure - Carbs and Eggs

Tractor Driver Combo

Does Greasy Heal Queasy?

Although there’s no scientific evidence that greasy food eases a hangover, many swear it works. Instead, De Fazio suggests eating plain, starchy foods. “Hangovers cause your blood sugar levels to drop. Plain carbs will help increase your blood sugar and settle your stomach.” Crackers, toast and honey sandwiches are helpful, she says. So are eggs and pancakes, which make the Tractor Driver Combo at Hash House A Go Go an ideal dish.

Las Vegas Hangover Recovery Foods

Recovery Foods

Get back to basics. “Pretzels and bananas!” De Fazio says. “Foods high in salt and potassium contain electrolytes and are helpful because they prevent further dehydration.” Chicken noodle and other soups, including ramen, are also great morning remedies. “The broth rehydrates and restocks sodium levels,” she says.

New Man Ramen
Soul-soothing ramen from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will make you feel like a “new man.” The chicken-pork broth is accompanied by bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, corn, and a soft-boiled egg, then topped with pork belly.

Available on the in-room dining menu for guests staying at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace.

Las Vegas Hangover Recovery Drinks at the LINQ

Gone Bananas

What To Drink?

You’re dehydrated. Hence, that cottonmouth feeling when you wake up. It’s time to treat your body right—and that means “sport drinks like Gatorade, which contain electrolytes and are meant to rehydrate and replenish lost nutrients” says De Fazio. Freshly squeezed fruit juices, like those found at Squeeze at The LINQ Promenade, coconut water and anti-hangover cures—RESQWATER and Osmosis harmonized water—all help to flush out toxins. You may, however, want to skip the morning cup of Joe. Coffee can worsen the effects of a hangover.

Las Vegas Hangover Cure Essentials
Clinically tested and recommended by medical experts, a bottle of RESQWATER with every couple drinks and another before bed will combat the negative effects of alcohol.
Available at Interlude and Drai’s at The Cromwell and Emperor’s Essentials at Caesars Palace.

This harmonized H2O minimizes hangover symptoms and improves morningafter energy levels.
Available at The Spa at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, and Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace.

About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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