We are no stranger to hangovers. Many a time when we wake up the next day from a lively party, we feel so bad with symptoms of severe headache, excess thirst, and fatigue. Absolutely, hangover is unpleasant. We understand. Still, don’t go reaching for another drink in the next morning. There are healthier ways to make you wake up feeling better.
Have Mega-healthy foods beforehand
Drinking on an empty stomach intensifies all the side effects of drinking, as much of the alcohol you drink passes quickly from the stomach into the small intestine and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Eating beforehand slows down the absorption of alcohol and thus helps to prevent a hangover.
According to biomedical scientist Dr Zac Turner, loading up on the following mega-healthy foods help a lot:
- Have foods rich in natural fats such as salmon and avocado before a night of boozing as they stay longer in the stomach and slow down the gastrointestinal absorption of alcohol.
- Munch a handful of nuts to supplement B vitamins that get consumed in your body when drinking.
- Eat fruits such as grapes and apples that are high in fructose can prevent alcohol from hurting your liver.
- Beetroot is also proved to protect liver function after alcohol intake.
Alcohol increases the production of urine and may cause vomiting, leading to loss of fluids and electrolytes, and therefore it is vital to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to relieve thirst, fatigue, and other hangover symptoms. Keep a glass of water by your bed to drink if you wake up during the night. Drinking a glass of coconut water the next morning helps you recover from hangover symptoms.
Have plenty of sleep
Higher amounts of alcohol intake affect your sleep quality and a lack of sleep makes your hangover worse. Make sure you have a good night’s sleep after boozing to allow your body to recover.
You can take pain relief medications to relieve headaches and muscle cramps, and antacids to settle your stomach.
The best way to avoid a hangover is not to drink too much at all. You need to keep in mind the amount of alcohol your body can cope with and never drink more than that amount. If you have been drinking heavily, wait at least 48 hours before your next alcohol consumption, giving your body enough time to recover.
So, these are the tips for you to prevent and deal with a hangover. Next time when you drink alcohol, try them for relief. Again, the best way to prevent a hangover is not to drink too much in the first place. Keep that in mind.