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25 May

Bottoms Up – Ways to Avoid That Nasty Hangover

One night of drinks and partying is all fun and games until you feel the after-effects the next morning. A hangover is easily the worst part of a night out. The headaches, nausea, and body pain are enough to make anyone say they are quitting alcohol, but only until the next weekend. Ever wondered how to get over a hangover? This article will help you cure and prevent your next fallout.

Here are some effective tips to get rid of a hangover –

1. Re-hydrate

Gulp! Gulp! Gulp! The more you drink the more you need to hydrate. Alcohol can make your body expel up to 4 times as much water, in case you were wondering why you feel like a fish out of water in the morning. Remember, water is a drunk man’s best friend!

2. Eat healthily

Drinking alcohol lowers your blood sugar. Wondering what’s the best way to replenish your body’s resources? A large meal is full of proteins and complex carbohydrates. Eggs are one such food that is rich in both. Avoid fatty food that is difficult to digest. Eating foods rich in potassium is also a good idea!

3. Replenish your fluids

Drink fluids like coconut water, lemonade, and ginger tea or even eat fruits such as watermelon to bring back the energy used. Avoid any aerated drinks or energy drinks as those will give relief only for a brief period.

4. Exercise

Who does not feel like a zombie the next morning? Take a light walk, swim, or go to the gym for some easy exercises to remove the body pain and boost your endorphin levels. Sweat it out!

 

Given below are the best ways to prevent a hangover –

Haven’t you heard? An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

1. Multivitamins are the way to go 

Okay, we’re letting out our secret – The primary issue while drinking is inflammation and oxidation stress (Barring dehydration). Antioxidants will help in mitigating this damage, pop an extra multivitamin the next time you go drinking.

2. Pizza > Salad 

Yes, it’s not a very difficult choice. Eat foods that take time to digest as it will balance out the effect of alcohol. Eat foods rich in carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. A meal that consists of red meat is ideal as it contains amino acids and B vitamins that fight the nasty byproducts of alcohol.

3. Drink right 

Clear liquor always has fewer impurities when putting in comparison with darker alcohol like whiskey and rum. Another thing you might want to do is avoid soda-based mixers and opt for juice instead since it contains extra vitamins which are never a bad thing. Popping a bottle of champagne? Pop it doesn’t drink it if you want to avoid a hangover.

4. Smoke while drinking?

According to a study published in the journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 113 college students documented their alcohol intake, smoking habits and hangover symptoms every day for 8 weeks. The researchers concluded every time people drink heavily and consume cigarettes during the activity, the severity of the hangover significantly increases.

5. Sleep right 

You must have heard this multiple times but it’s important to hydrate your body before you sleep, there’s no need to overdo it. A glass of water before sleeping should suffice, a second one is alright if you are thirsty in particular. Don’t overdo it with the water as it can come in way of your sleep cycle, we’re not fans of midnight bathroom breaks. You can have a glass of water by your bedside in the morning to treat a dry mouth.

A hangover can become worse if there is some deficiency or illness in the body. Regular health check-ups can help you identify these problems. Visit EasyBuyHealth and look for affordable health check-up packages or preventive health care packages. Next weekend wake up happy and refreshed!

 

SOURCES
1. https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-a-Hangover
2. https://draxe.com/how-to-get-rid-of-a-hangover/
3. https://nypost.com/2017/06/23/these-are-the-six-best-ways-to-cure-a-hangover/

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