Get ready for it. You are all set to party and bring in the New Year with some celebration and liquid happiness, but that unwanted gate crasher will also come along, whether you remember about it or not. Yes, we are talking of the dreaded hangover the next day.
You may have popped a pill or two the morning after, those that are marketed as hangover cures. If you are looking for a healthier alternative that will actually work, check out our recommendations below. But remember, the best way to avoid or reduce a horrible hangover is to drink in moderation.
4 Natural And Healthy Ways To Beat The Hangover
1. Drink Water
Drinking alcohol will make your body dehydrated, which can increase the effects of a hangover. In order to ensure that your body is hydrated and that you do not experience the headache and the dry mouth symptoms that are a main part of a hangover, be sure to guzzle up on water.
Tip an To make sure you do not get dehydrated, start with a glass of water even before you have your first drink. As a rule, keep switching between a drink and a glass of water.
2. A Cup Of Coffee
Many people feel that drinking a cup of strong black coffee the morning after can help to effectively cure a hangover. This is especially true if you are used to drink coffee in the morning. If you miss your morning cup, it could lead to caffeine withdrawal symptoms, which will only worsen your hangover effect.
Tip an Have a cup of strong black coffee, without any sugar. Sip slowly and let the liquid course down your system. Stop after having a cup and see if it makes you feel better.
3. A Slice Of Plain Toast
Eating a slice of plain toast in the morning will provide your body with a dose of carbs. It will help to keep your blood sugar levels the way they are meant to be, and prevent them from dipping. When you have downed a few drinks too many, your blood sugar levels dip, and make you feel tired and cranky. Eating slices of plain toast will help you hold down things better, and prevent you from throwing up multiple times.
Tip an Have a plain slice lightly toasted, without adding any butter or spread on it. Eat a few and down a glass of water.
4. Eat Before You Drink
One of the best ways to make sure you doan’t go overboard with your drinks and doan’t suffer a terrible hangover is to eat before you even start drinking. Lot of people believe that it is better to first finish off with the drinking, and then start eating. However, if you eat first, even if it is just some starters or light snacks, and then start drinking, you will feel full faster and drink less than you otherwise would have. When there is food in your system, it will slow down the amount of time it takes for the alcohol to reach your blood stream, and make you feel less drunk.
Tips: Start the night with a plate of starters and make sure you eat a sizeable amount before you drink. If you have already started drinking, keep nibbling in between your drinks.
We wish you and your loved ones a great start to the New Year, and safe drinking without driving.