In today’s age, almost every social event is inclusive of alcohol. Whether it’s a leisurely lunch with the ladies or a highly-anticipated first date, almost all social gatherings pair well with a good glass of wine. And while alcohol almost always offers the opportunity for more lubricated fun, it also inevitably leads to a horrid hangover. Here are the natural ways you can stave off or ease those waves of nausea and pounding head.
It is absolutely vital to stay hydrated during the many hours spent at your local bar. If you’re aiming to drink responsibly, try to intersperse your cocktail consumption with glasses of water. Water will help detoxify your liver and flush out those nasty impurities that will leave you feeling groggy and awful the following morning.
Studies have shown that consuming fructose while drinking may speed up your ability to metabolize alcohol thus reducing your risk of a hangover. Sip on a glass of plain fruit juice during happy hour for the best results.
For centuries, people have used the ginger root to ease symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Try nibbling some yummy crystallized ginger or drinking a cup of ginger tea to help stabilize your blood sugar levels and settle your stomach.
Take Milk Thistle.
Milk Thistle has been used for thousands of years to help promote liver health. Milk thistle can relieve common hangover symptoms including indigestion and digestive distress. Take up to 150 milligrams when you’re in desperate need of a post-drinking pick-me-up.
Eat Eggs for Breakfast.
Munching on a plate of eggs benedict the morning after may help your body fight off the symptoms of a hangover. Eggs are not only a great source of protein, they also contain L-cysteine, an amino acid that is responsible for breaking down toxins and releasing them.