If you think that a hangover is an experience that you will have to get used to, this blog will change your mind! There’s no denying that a hangover is one of the most unpleasant and painful consequences you have to go through after a night of heavy drinking, but with some intelligent use of nature’s miracles and some basic diet hacks, you can easily avoid the entire experience.
The symptoms of a hangover include anxiety, dehydration, sleep deprivation and malnutrition. These symptoms typically occur after the intoxicating effect of alcohol wears off, generally in the morning after a night of heavy drinking. Imagine all of those symptoms hitting you as soon as you wake up first thing in the morning and during the course of the day. It normally takes a minimum of 24 hours for your system to fully recover after a hangover and trust me; those 24 hours feel like an eternity.
Unfortunately, there is no magic pill to help you get rid of your hangover instantaneously. There are however, a number of natural hacks you can use to make sure you never let a night of heavy drinking get back at you the morning after! No nutritionist will recommend a night of heavy alcoholic consumption but if and when you do, always keep these 6 hacks in mind:
Having plenty of fluids in your system is vital when drinking since alcohol dehydrates the body. Having one glass of water or a non alcoholic drink after every alcoholic drink helps you keep a balance of hydration in your system. Have lots of water the day after as well; about 2-3 liters.
EAT FOR NUTRITIENTS!
It is important not to lose any nutrients in your body while drinking. Have a good meal before and after you drink. Select foods that are rich in protein, carbohydrates and fats. These foods will allow the alcohol to be absorbed but at a slower pace.
DRINK IN MODERATION!
Avoid binge drinking; it puts too much pressure on your body. It is also extremely important for you to keep a check on how many drinks you are having and how much you can handle since nobody knows your body better than you do.
GET GOOD SLEEP!
Getting a good sleep is the body’s way of healing itself after a night of heavy drinking. Most people, if they have the time, sleep for an entire day in order to prevent them from feeling the effects of a hangover. The more sleep you get, the more time you get to recover.
DRINKING MORE ALCOHOL WON’T HELP
People tend to drink more alcohol in order to ease the pain from a hangover. It may give you some relief for a short period of time but your body gets dehydrated again and you suffer even more during the day.
GET SOME EXERCISE!
Go for a light walk or a swim. Exercising really helps your body become active again and can give your hangover recovery phase a huge boost.
So the next time you’ve had one too many, you know what to do the morning after!