Tis the season for over-indulgence, that’s for sure. As we gear up for this jolly time of the year, it goes without saying, most will be sipping on spiked eggnog, champagne, among other festive cocktails. In the moment, this may seem like harmless fun, but in excess, all this fun can take a big toll on your body, so read this post! You absolutely can survive a hangover with these 7 tips
7 SMART WAYS TO SURVIVE A HANGOVER
Drink water and other liquids too! Drink a good amount of water before [going out] — at least 6 to 8 glasses, with a little lemon or orange, which are acidic and balance your pH. If in the case this does not happen, rehydrate and flush the impurities from your system with electrolyte filled drinks. I.e. sports drinks, coconut water, or bouillon soup for salt and potassium restoration the morning after.
2. CHEW ON THESE
Ginger is packed with vitamins and minerals making it a great remedy for settling an upset stomach. Add honey, as it contains fructose, which will help the body metabolize and burn off any alcohol still in your system.
3. BUBBLE UP
Get a different type of bubbly in your system! Alka-seltzer varieties contain sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda), which can help settle an uneasy tummy by neutralizing stomach acid.
4. GO BANANAS
A lot of potassium is drained from your body when you drink heavenly. Bananas are bursting with potassium and will the you the giddy-up and go your body may be needing!
5. GET OFF THE COUCH
Do some exercise, even though it’s the last thing you want to do. Getting moving, even when you don’t feel like it, can help to stimulate the release of endorphins, resulting in a better mood and a better state of mind as you recover from your hangover.
6. TAKE MULTIVATMINS
Taking a vitamin supplement before drinking and one the next morning with food is a great source of rejuvenating the vitamins lost due to drinking, as alcohol is a natural diuretic.
7. EAT IN ADVANCE
Eat a big meal before you drink! We all know how it is to get caught up in the celebrations and fun, but it can be a game changer if you can remember to do this. A large meal will coat your stomach lining, helping to better absorb alcohol.