New Year’s Eve is right around the corner – less than 48 hours to decide if you are going to party your ass off or keep it mellow. As much as I definitely do not like a hangover and feeling like the absolute worst, swearing off alcohol for the whole year (which lets face it only lasts a few days for those that actually make that exclamation) the first day of a New Year, I do think that New Year’s is definitely a day worth celebrating. It is a day you can let loose with your friends, enjoy each other and give praise to the greatness of 2016 while anticipating 2017.
I definitely do not recommend going on an all night bender but having a couple drinks is something I can get behind. Even if you are drinking only a couple drinks and are fearful of a hangover the next day, here are some tips that may help with you feeling your best on the first day of 2017.
There is not a magical cure for a hangover and really all those pills and tricks that say you won’t get a hangover by taking them really are a bunch of bologna. In fact, experts really only know very little as to what causes a hangover. There are some things that always seem to work for me and I hope they do for you too!
.alternate an alcoholic drink with water.
I am sure you have heard this one before, but keeping well hydrated is important. Consuming as much water as you can during the night and before bed will help in keeping your body hydrated.
.eat an easy quick digesting nutrient dense breakfast.
A lot of people think a big greasy breakfast is the best cure for any hangover, but there really isn’t any scientific evidence backing that. Eat light and stay hydrated, agrees John Brick, PhD, an alcohol research scientist and author of The Doctor’s Hangover Handbook.
.replenish your vitamins.
“A 2005 review article in the journal BMJ identified eight peer-reviewed, placebo-controlled studies of hangover remedies, and concluded that “no compelling evidence exists” to support their use.” – (www.health.com) It is suggested to replenish vitamins your body lost during your binge.
If you are used to drinking caffeine in the morning you want to make sure you keep on that habit. You definitely don’t want a hangover with an added caffeine withdrawal headache. To kill two birds with one stone, I take an EBOOST energy packet and mix it with water, coconut water or some fresh OJ. It gives me vitamins and caffeine to help me feeling better in no time.
What are some strategies that help you cure a hangover or not get one at all?