How To Beat A Hangover

Drinking alcohol is like borrowing happiness from the next day – it’s fun there and then, but the next day you have to deal with the consequences, which often involves nausea and a killer headache. Some people are pretty much immune to hangovers, whilst other people can end up bedridden for the next day just by having a few drinks. If you suffer from the latter type of hangover, here are just a few ways in which you can beat the dreaded alcohol after-effects.

Eat before you drink

Lining your stomach is always a sensible option. Eating lots of carbs beforehand is especially worthwhile – the likes of brown rice, pasta and sweet potato will help you absorb alcohol more slowly. This can make the alcohol less of a payload for your body and more of a gradual hit that the body can prepare itself for.

Drink water

Alcohol may be a liquid, but it will actually dehydrate your body. After your night of drinking, try to drink a few glasses of water before you go to bed. The day after, you should then aim to drink 2 to 3 liters if possible. This will restore your body’s water levels and beat that headache.

Consider detox supplements

For those that want something more heavy duty, there are many types of medications aimed specifically at ridding hangovers. You can even try a 24 hour detox cleanse. You may be able to find such supplements in your local pharmacy or by searching online.

Load up on vitamins

In order for the liver to detox your body, it needs lots of vitamins. Foods such as spinach, avocado, banana and egg are some of the best choices the morning after as they are full of vitamins needed to help rid your body of the alcohol. You can also try taking vitamin supplements.


A workout might be the last thing you want to do when you’re hanging, but physical activity could be just what your body needs to help cleanse yourself of the toxins. Exercise gets the blood flowing and the lymphatic system working, helping to get rid of toxins, whilst pumping the body with feelgood hormones that make it feel less drained.

Avoid caffeine

Caffeine is just another drug for your liver to try and process – a cup of coffee the next morning might seem like a good idea for making you more awake, but it could just make you feel worse. If you’re going to have a hot drink, try ginger tea which is caffeine-free and full of nutrients that can help fight nausea. Ideally, you should never mix caffeine and alcohol during a drinking session – Jager bombs and vodka and coke are certain to make things hard work for your liver and leave you feeling miserable the next day.

Don’t mix your drinks

Different drinks contain different types of alcohol and are processed in different ways. For this reason the body has a harder time getting rid of alcohol when you’ve mixed your drinks. Stick to one drink if you can – if you’re having wine stick to white or red.

Limit your alcohol

Of course, the most obvious way to prevent hangovers is to not drink as much. Many people forget that alcohol is effectively a poison. By sticking to a few drinks or going teetotal for the night, you won’t have to deal with the dreaded after effects - you don’t always need alcohol to have a good time.


My Core Health Rules: Must Read

If you're anything like me, you'll know that your health is super important. Sure, you need to have fun, but that doesn't mean that you should harm yourself. If you over-do anything, it could have be a problem. There are some rules that I follow at all times. If you want to stay as healthy as possible, I suggest that you follow them as well.

Check them out below...

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1. Don't Carb Overload

I'm not denying the fact that a plate full of pasta is delicious. It is. I can't lie. That doesn't mean that I eat it all the time. I take my health seriously. That means that I avoid carb overloading. When you eat too much of this stuff, you end up feeling sleepy and lazy. It's not right! You need to cut down on these things as much as you can. Sure, these tasty treats are nice in moderation but don't overdo it.



2. Deep clean your teeth


Everyone cleans their teeth, but you need to go one step further than that. I used to use a normal brush, but it wasn't doing the job. If you want a deep clean, you need to try panasonic toothbrushes rather than regular ones. I promise they will make a massive difference to your smile. I find that using electric brushes has helped me to get the shiny teeth I wanted.



3. Learn to breathe


You might think that this rule sounds insane but stay with me a second. Most of the time, when people breathe, they fail to get as much oxygen as they should. If you want to make the most of your body, you need to learn how it works. You should learn how to take deep breaths so that you feel great all the time. Take some time to perfect this skill. When you do so, you will find that it changes the way you feel in more ways than you can imagine.



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4. One glass of wine is fine

We all love a glass of wine from time to time, but you need to be careful. Sure, drinking one glass is no problem, but when you drink in excess, though, it can be an issue. There seems to be a culture of drinking too much, and I think you should avoid that. Stay within your alcohol limit each day. In doing so, you will be helping your body to stay as healthy as possible. Don't binge drink or you could have some real health issues.


5. Avoid fried food

Sometimes, you may find that you crave fried food. Who doesn't love the smell of deep fried food, am I right? The key here is to avoid eating it at all costs. I'm going to let you in on a secret - fatty food is addictive. The more you have it, the more you will crave it. That means that you can stop yourself wanting it by stopping eating it. Over time, you will see that you want it less and less. Trust me.


Sound Off: What are some words of wisdom that you live by when being healthy?

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