The holidays are a time when we usually gather with friends and family and enjoy each other’s company. However, the holiday season also encourages drinking a lot of alcohol which can cause holiday hangover.
You know what it feels like to be hungover all day and be nauseous after drinking alcohol? If that is the case, you would most likely do everything you can to prevent this from happening again. In this article, we want to share with you some practical tips that can help you avoid holiday hangover.
WHY IT IS WORTH PREVENTING A HOLIDAY HANGOVER
When you are part of a spectacular party, it is easy to assume that drinking more than usual is not such a big deal. However, when you wake up the next morning, you will know for certain that you were wrong.
If you have already experienced a massive hangover you may intuitively know that it has multiple stages. First, you wake up feeling groggy. Second, you look for immediate relief. Third, you feel cranky, tired and delusional.
Then, you start battling nausea. During this fourth stage, it is not uncommon to feel as though you are going through the longest hangover ever. Fifth, you make up your mind whether to go out or stay in. Note: If you choose to go out, avoid driving a car because you may be still hungover. Finally, it is not uncommon to feel tempted to have another drink.
Note: Although this may bring some temporary relief, doing so usually prolongs the misery even more.
HOW TO PREVENT HOLIDAY HANGOVER
#1. Eat Before And While You Drink
If you want to avoid a massive hangover, eat a healthy meal of starchy food before you drink any alcohol. Also, eat a snack while you drink so that your body can process alcohol more easily.
#2. Hydrate Properly Before You Drink Alcohol
Drinking a lot of water and prickly pear fruit is another way of reducing the symptoms of a holiday hangover. You can also prepare in advance your favorite hangover remedy in case you overindulge.
#3. Only Drink High-Quality Alcohol And In The Right Order
The more congeners an alcohol drink contains, the more likely you are to experience holiday hangover if you drink it. Some people believe that you should also make sure you don’t drink beer before liquor. However, it turns out it is more important to pay attention to the amount of alcohol you consume.
#4. Do Not Drink More Than Your Liver Can Break Down
It is also recommendable to consume alcoholic drinks slowly especially if they have high alcohol contain. Believe it or not, according to research your liver cannot break down more than 1 beer per hour.
#5. Take Some Vit B And Drink A Glass Of Water Before You Go To Bed
Last, but not least, make sure you drink some water and take vitamin B before you go to bed. This is a much more effective strategy than taking medicine because it will hydrate your body without damaging your liver.
As you can see, there are ways to avoid holiday hangover AND still enjoy the holidays. We wish you all the best and a happy start of the New Year!