Tips to prevent a holiday hangover

Many New Year’s Eve plans include popping a bottle of champagne — or maybe 2. But with those alcoholic drinks comes consequences.

Here are some tips to avoid starting the new year with a hangover.

First: Hydrate

When you drink alcohol, you may notice you’re going to the bathroom more often to urinate. That’s because alcohol suppresses the natural production of an anti-duirectir hormone called Vasopressin that keeps us from going too much.

Losing too many fluids will dehydrate you and affect your recovery.

Try drinking electrolyte-rich water in between alcoholic beverages.

Second: You don’t want to lose essential minerals like potassium, which is critical for fighting fatigue.

So eat a banana or any potassium rich foods after drinking.

Third: Don’t drink on an empty stomach

Eating first will slow the alcohol from being absorbed by the body too fast.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol affects every organ in the body, so moderation is key.

Categories: Healthy Living

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