Best Tips to Overcome a Hungover

12/24/2020


When alcohol is broken down in our bodies it produces a toxic compound called Acetaldehyde. When this substance builds up in our body, it leads to those unpleasant hungover symptoms. Here you have some easy tips to help your body to recover faster:


1. HYDRATION


Water: replenishing fluids and correcting dehydration is essential. Water will help your kidney to flush out toxins (like acetaldehyde).

Electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium). A better option than sports drinks (usually loaded with added sugars) are Kefir, Coconut water, or eat fresh watermelon.

AVOID:

Coffee: Even though it can help with fatigue it will irritate your gut even more.

More alcohol: It will dehydrate you further and irritate your gut. Also, your liver will need 24 hours to recover.


2. FOOD


Potassium and magnesium-rich foods: Bananas, dates, figs, raisins, nuts, avocados will give your body the nutrition that it needs.

Eggs: they are especially good for hungover because they are a source of the amino acid cysteine. This amino acid helps to eliminate the toxic substance acetaldehyde and reduce hangover symptoms.

Complex Carbohydrates. Alcohol consumption lowers blood sugar in many people, so boosting energy with healthy carbs may help you to relieve hangover symptoms: Sweet potatoes are a perfect choice; they are loaded with beta-carotene, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 (associated with fewer hangover symptoms). Oatmeal will also provide you with the vitamins and minerals that you need. It normalizes and slows down blood sugar levels and will make you satiated and feeling lees dizzy and nauseous.

AVOID:

Greasy food Eating greasy food while hungover to feel better is a common misconception. Fry and greasy food will irritate your stomach and intestines further.  However, what is true is that a satiating meal before drinking containing some healthy fats will slow down alcohol absorption.

Acidic and spicy food: will irritate your stomach. Avoid then the day after drinking.


3. MOVEMENT


Take a walk, do some light exercise or a yoga session. It will help you detox your body and clear up your mind. Also, a hot shower, sauna, or steam room will be very helpful to clean out your body of toxins.


4. SLEEP

 Alcohol can reduce the amount of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep you get, leaving you feeling tired and low in energy the next day. Taking a short nap will help your body to restore and reenergize. However, don't take it for too long because it will interfere with your sleep patterns that night. 


5. FINALLY

Don´t drink that much next time! Enjoy occasional drinking, in moderation, and treat your body with love and respect. 



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