Let’s face it, we all love enjoying a drink or two, (or more) but the next day can easily make us regret it. Whether you are drinking for St Patrick’s day or not, I hope that this list comes in handy at some point! Here are some easy ways you can reduce your chances of getting an undesirable hangover:
1. Drink water. By that, I mean a lot of water! Water helps to keep the body hydrated, while alcohol dehydrates the body. Water is also going to help eliminate any toxins. Add lemon to your water to aid in liver detoxification to further prevent a hangover!
2. Reduce the amount of sugar you consume while drinking alcohol. Its not always the alcohol that gives us the bad hangover, but more so the drinks associated with it. Try a vodka water with freshly squeezed lime and lemon.
3. Eat healthy! Throughout the day before having some drinks and the day after will be a huge help. You may not be craving healthy food after a night of drinking, but the nutrients provided in those bowls will help you recover faster. Junk food will deepen the burden on the liver, making it work twice as hard, and twice as slow.
4. Take a shot of apple cider vinegar to help increase the alkalinity in the body as alcohol creates an acidic environment in the body.
5. Get at least 8 hours of sleep! Bad hangovers are often associated with poor quality sleep.
6. Get a magnesium supplement. Magnesium gets depleted when we drink alcohol, which can cause us to feel super tired. Take a capsule before drinking, before bed, and throughout the next day if needed.
7. Sweat. Whether this means working out or going into the sauna, the body needs to expells these toxins.
8. Take a probiotic or eat fermented foods. Alcohol reducing the good and health flora in the body, so by adding that back into the system, you are more likely to recover faster.
I hope these tips help you either reduce the chances of getting a hangover, or overall speed up your recovery!