The holidays mean lots of family and friends time, feasts, and FESTIVITIES. So, I thought I’d help you maximize fun and happy times, by reducing the yucky hangover time.
Apparently, asparagus helps break down alcohol, so have some with your HEARTY meal before you have a crazy night. Drink lots of water.
Consume a little too much alcohol? Go bananas. Bananas are a good hangover food, because it is full of potassium and electrolytes, and alcohol pulls electrolytes and important nutrients (like potassium and magnesium) out of your body.
Contrary to common myth, Bloody Marys and fried foods, are no bueno for your hangover. So, don’t fool yourself into drinking more in order to cure your hangover. Drinking more alcohol just adds more toxins to your body, which means more work for your liver, and that will worsen the hangover symptoms. However, as we all know, drink lots of water throughout the night and afterwards. If you have a headache, you’re dehydrated, and thus need to rehydrate. Plus, water will help dilute the leftovers from your late night festivities that are still in your stomach. Additionally, contrary to my early morning visits to Hermitage Café (which are very rare, I might add), fried and fatty foods do not cure hangovers, because they in fact upset the stomach even more.
Drinking coffee may also back fire on you as a hangover cure; because, like alcohol, coffee can dehydrate you.
Do NOT take Tylenol. The combination will destroy your liver.
Your best bet—drink lots of water, replenish your body with nutrients by eating lots of fruit and veggies, and time. Your body needs time to clean up the damage.
Be merry, be festive; drink smart and safely, and whatever you do, do NOT drink and drive. Call a cab, or call AAA if you have to.
BIG LOVE & HUGS