Posted on December 26, 2014

5 ways to beat a killer hangover



“I’m never drinking again” – are often the words muttered after a night of heavy drinking – which, for many of us – was last night. But how many of people actually follow through with it? Not a lot, I’m sure!

Rather than constantly lying to ourselves about never drinking again, wouldn’t it be better to just take a few precautions that would make the morning after a tad bit more bearable? I thought so too 🙂

Here are some tips that can help you have a more comfortable morning after:

Healthy fats

Apparently, incorporating healthy fats, like bananas, nuts and avocados into your pre-party meal is the way forward.  Avocados in particular are good for dodging a hangover because they’re loaded with potassium.This means you’re getting a head start on replacing the potassium lost during alcohol consumption.

Keep hydrated

As you know, alcohol dehydrates the body and drains it of vitamins and minerals. While it would be ideal to have a glass of water after each alcoholic drink – we have to be honest with ourselves – it’s not very likely that’s going to happen. So instead, drink about 1-2l of water at the end of your night to help restore your body the morning after. Coconut water does wonders – it’s high in potassium too!

Take your vitamins

I’m not trying to sound like your mother by telling you to take your vitamins here, but – take your vitamins! Drinking alcohol destroys essential vitamins in your body, particularly vitamin B. Taking some supplements in the days leading up to your big night(s) out will do your body a lot of good!

A spoonful of goodness

Taking a spoonful of olive oil may sound a bit far-fetched, but in a lot of Eastern European countries, this technique is a saviour when it comes to beating a killer hangover. Apparently, the fat in the olive oil limits the body’s absorption of alcohol in the same way as eating fatty foods before drinking does. If you can’t stomach a shot of olive oil before your big night, you could always dip some crusty bread into it and consume it that way!

Know your limits

If you know you can’t hack more than a bottle of wine, then there’s no point in trying to outdo yourself. At the end of the day, alcohol is no friend to your body so the more control you have over how much you drink, the better it is for your body!

Hope you found these tips useful for your next night out! Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! 🙂

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