St. Patty’s Day is almost here and since it is commonly a day of over indulgence in beer and other alcoholic beverages I have written a post in collaboration with Shannon Kadlovski of BareNaked Nutrition on ways to prevent the dreaded hangover. Here is our post on nutritionist approved hangover prevention tips.
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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which means lots of drinking and celebrating. And while it’s always a great time to indulge in the St.Patty’s Day festivities, it’s never fun to wake up the next morning feeling like crap. So, before you head out to your St.Patty’s Day party (or before any occasion where alcohol is consumed), consider these 5 tips.
5 ways to Prevent Hangovers
Eat – consuming food before consuming alcohol helps to slow down the absorption of the alcohol into your bloodstream.
Hydrate – drink plenty of water throughout the day. One of the reasons that hangovers are so unpleasant is due to the dehydration that occurs when we drink. Dehydration can lead to headaches, fatigue, body pains, grogginess and nausea. For every alcoholic beverage consumed, try to have a glass of water. Coconut water is also super hydrating and is rich in electrolytes. Recommended brand: Coco the Drink.
Replenish Electrolytes – a night of drinking depletes your body of essential nutrients and electrolytes. To help replenish these electrolytes, consume a mixture of 8 oz. water, 2 tbsp pure maple syrup, 1 tsp salt, and the juice of half a lemon. Help rebalance electrolytes and halt the hangover.
Drink Slowly – instead of pounding back drink after drink, take your time. This allows your body extra time to metabolise the alcohol, therefore helping to minimize hangovers.
Eat Some Asparagus – Asparagus helps to boost levels of key enzymes that break down alcohol in the body. It also almost doubles your body’s ability to metabolize liquor, which prevents the dreaded hangover. Consume fresh or lightly steamed asparagus before or after excessive drinking.
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