If you’ve ever had a few too many alcoholic beverages on a night out then you will likely be aware of the awful, head-thumping, headache that appears the morning after. You may have been told to drink a cold can of Coke or have some strong coffee with buttered toast but none of your friends likely know the horrifying reason behind a hangover headache. Here’s the real reason you get a headache when you’re hungover.
Alcohol is a diuretic
The head nutritionist at nutricentre.com, Shona Wilkinson, says the key is in the fact that alcohol acts as a diuretic. Once it enters your bloodstream, your body needs to put its water supplies into the blood stream to dilute it.