There are many reasons to celebrate and be grateful for. But on such occasions, we all like to have a drink or too.
And given that we can’t always control how much we drink, (sometimes it’s all about the peer pressure, right?), I’ve decided to put together a cheat sheet article on how you can actually trick your body into skipping the next-day-hangover.
Do this to prevent a mother of a hangover
Before Starting Drinking
1. Eat fatty foods
It is important to consume protein and fatty foods before drinking, because these particular foods will actually slow down the absorption of alcohol.
Protein Fatty Foods
Oats Chia seeds
Almonds Dark chocolate
Chicken breast Extra virgin olive oil
Turkey breast Coconuts and coconut oil
Lean beef Anchovies
Shrimp Chilean sea bass
By the way, it’s extremely important that you don’t start drinking if you’re feeling tired or you haven’t eaten anything before hand. So make sure you rest and have some of that fatty foods I mentioned earlier.
2. Take vitamin C
This can help prevent the appearance of hangover symptoms. So, make sure you consume at least one of the following fruits and vegetables which can secure your daily necessary intake of vitamin C:
- One eight-ounce glass of orange juice or grapefruit
- One medium-sized green bell pepper
- One red sweet pepper
- One cup of strawberries
- Two cups of raw chopped broccoli
- Two kiwis
- One cup of Brussels sprouts
- One 8-ounce glass of tomato juice
- Two cups of cubed cantaloupe
- Two cups of chopped pineapple
Avoid These While drinking
1. Avoid colored drinks
Substances that give liqueurs their bright and vivid colors and flavor can turn into aldehydes as they are digested, causing an unpleasant condition. It is best to choose alcohol as simple as possible, colorless and refined, such as vodka for example.
2. Do not mix different types of alcohol
In this way, you will be able to party for more, without upsetting your digestive system.
3. Avoid acid
Acidic drinks such as champagne or spirits in combination with mineral water, because they help increase your body’s alcohol absorption rate.
So the more you drink, the more alcohol your body will retain. And the more your hangover will last (that is until your body eliminates all alcohol in your bloodstream).
4. Drink water from time to time
At certain times, make sure you drink a glass of water. This will keep you hydrated, which is essential considering that alcohol actually dehydrates your body.
After You Drink
1. Consume plenty of water
After the party is over, make sure you drink as much water as you can.
2. Drink natural fruit juices
Landmarks studies have shown that 100 grams of fructose helps metabolize alcohol, meaning it can help flush out up to 80% of the alcohol in your body faster.
So for a faster recovery, drink a glass of all-natural fruit juice.
What do you think of these tips?
Will you use them the next time you have a party in sight?
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To your health!