It’s safe to say that we all have at least one festive hangover coming, would it be Christmas otherwise? And, although it may have become somewhat tradition, it’s definitely a tradition the girls at CGD wouldn’t mind going without! So we have gathered the expert-approved tips for avoiding, or at least minimizing, hangovers, so you can make the most of the holidays, and prepare for an amazing 2017!
Take Your Vitamins
Alcohol depletes loads of vitamins that your body needs, which causes a worse hangover, without them, your body will find it harder to get rid of the alcohol. So a good multivitamin can work wonders, and the things to look out for are B vitamins, probiotics, and potassium – the key vitamins that support your organs in processing food and liquids. Equi-London’s Fundamental multivitamin supplement is perfect, it contains all the things you need for detox and digestion, as well as energy, which, let’s face it, we could all use on a hangover day!
Stick To Clear Drinks
Dark drinks like red wine, whiskey and run contain more congeners (stuff made during the fermentation process), which are actually more toxic than the alcohol itself, and thus, make hangovers even worse. Sticking to white wine, vodka and gin could help minimize your hangover, and also tend to contain fewer calories. Win-win all round!
Love Your Liver
The liver is the most organ in getting rid of alcohol after a night of partying. It turns the alcohol into a chemical called Acetaldehyde, which is basically poison. The slower this gets broken down, the worse you’ll feel. Luckily, there are loads of ways to protect your liver. B complex vitamins and vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale all contain enzymes that support the liver detox, so loading up before and after a night out will help you get over your hangover faster!
Avoid The Bubbles
You’ve probably heard this rumor before, and although it might sound like an old wives tale, it’s no myth. The bubbles in drinks like Champagne allow the alcohol to be absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream, leading to an even worse hangover. This also applies to fizzy mixers, so if you want to see in the New Year hangover free, we suggest sticking to Vodka-cranberry.
Be A Yogi
We all feel better after a yoga class, and yoga when hungover is the perfect way to get oxygen flowing and blood pumping without vigorous exercise that you probably don’t feel up to! It also has the added benefits of relaxing and de-stressing, which is just what we need when the hangover worries kick in!
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