Our Favourite Hangover Tips

Posted on 17th January 2019 by Gavin in News, Nutrition. comment(s).
Our Favourite Hangover Tips

We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

The morning after the night before, when knocking back endless colourful cocktails and bubbling champagne seemed like a good idea. But, once that alarm sounds the next morning, and your fuzzy head starts to pound, it doesn’t feel quite so clever.

That’s when we start wishing we’d never, ever heard of alcohol…Of course, however much we regret that alcohol and swear off drinking ever again, very few of us will stick to it. If this sounds like you, then read on for our favourite drinking tips and how to avoid a hangover.

 

Eat something!

Before you head out partying, line your tummy with a nutritious, light meal first. A combination of fat, protein and whole grain carbs is ideal (think scrambled eggs on toast) as it will help to keep your tummy full for longer, as well as delaying the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.

 

Alternate

If you’re planning on drinking more than one, then try to alternate every alcoholic drink with a soft drink or water. Not only will this slow down your absorption of alcohol, but it will also help to stop you from feeling dehydrated (this leads to fuzzy, aching heads), and will flush out any toxins too.

 

Stick to clear drinks

Wherever you can, aim to drink clear spirits, such as vodka and gin, or white wine. The darker drinks contain higher levels of congeners, toxins produced during fermentation, which have been found to cause hangovers. You should also skip fizzy or sugary drinks, which can make us absorb alcohol even quicker.

 

Enjoy a detoxifying breakfast

After a night on the tiles, give your liver some love by enjoying a detoxifying breakfast. Try something like porridge topped with slices of banana and Greek yoghurt – the carbs will help your body to soak up the toxins, while the potassium from the banana will help to replace any electrolytes. Even the yoghurt will help – the probiotics found in the yoghurt will give the immune system a much-needed boost! Eggs, too, are ideal since they contain cysteine, which break down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde.

If you really can’t face food, then try blending up a smoothie full of cleansing ingredients, such as beetroot, broccoli, kale and carrot. Add in some freshly-grated ginger to soothe the tum.

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