"Alcohol is a toxin, and if you drink too much, your body has to work overtime to metabolize that toxin," says Lamm. "The short answer here is that it's not about the cure, it's about prevention."
Still, there are some things that may help if it's too late for prevention. Refuel with lots of water, fruit juice and healthy foods that can help undo some of the damage: These foods
, for example, can replenish sodium and potassium and boost your blood sugar.
For a quick fix, pop an ibuprofen; it can relieve headache pain and reduce swelling caused by alcohol's inflammatory effects.