Let’s face it; we all love a good night out. After a week of hard work, it’s only fair to relax and unwind. However, while in the spirit of things, it can be quite easy to drink away without realising just how much you’re consuming. While the night may be amazing, the morning after may bring an unfortunate punishment – yes, the dreaded hangover.
So we have researched some ways to help you prevent/cure the much despised hangover.
Eat a good breakfast
Alcohol will lead to a drop in blood sugar, so give it a boost with a glass of apple juice in the morning! Fruit juices are a good way to treat mild low blood sugar. Eating Eggs will help too. They contain taurine, which has been shown to reverse liver damage caused by a night of heavy boozing. Scramble them up with lots of veg for added antioxidant power!
Drink water….lots of it
It’s no secret that drinking water can help deflect that pounding a.m. headache. Tissues around the brain are mostly made of water, and dehydration will shrink these tissues, creating pressure in the head. Alcohol can lead to dehydration, so make sure to continuously drink water throughout the night. We recommend drinking a few pints as soon as you get home too, so that it can work its magic while you sleep.
Eat before you go out
Make sure to eat a good meal before hitting the bars. Drinking on an empty stomach will allow alcohol to absorb faster, so don’t do it without eating first.
Take a multivitamin
Drinking depletes nutrients in the body, including vitamin B12 and folate. Try popping in a multivitamin to replenish what’s lost from a night of drinking.
Get some fresh air
Oxygen increases the rate that alcohol toxins are broken down, so go out for a gentle walk to break down the alcohol.