It’s officially party season, and the proclivity to drink too much, binge on a little more food, and overdo almost everything is at an all-time high. You go out with your friends to party, and for some strange reason, you decide that letting loose means drinking all night. And, of course, in the moment, all you can think is, “Oh, the joys of holiday drinking!”
You make it home alive, only to wake up the next morning trying to recall your memory of a night that now appears to be a distant memory. The hangover is real, and you’re miserable. Your head is pounding like a jackhammer, and your only thought is, “Why did I drink so much last night?”
The ills of holiday drinking are all too familiar, but luckily, we have solid recovery tips to help you recover like a pro. So, for all you party animals out there, here are some tried-and-true tips for dealing with a hangover after a night of one too many tequila shots. Check out these tips for dealing with a holiday hangover.
A Few More Glasses
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No, I’m not talking about more booze. Duh! Drinking water should be at the top of your priority list, and I mean a lot of water. This aids in the removal of all toxins from your system. You can also drink coconut water if you have some on hand. After all, coconut extracts appear to be a cure-all!
Consume Fruits And Vegetables
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The day after drinking on this holiday should be followed by a healthy dose of fruit and vegetable snacking. Because alcohol depletes vitamins in your body, you should eat fruits and vegetables to help your body recover after a long night of torment. Natural sugars found in honey and fruits have been shown in studies to help you get the alcohol out of your system faster. Isn’t that a good enough reason?
Take Some Coffee Or Tea
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Coffee and other caffeinated beverages act as stimulants, which may alleviate the fatigue associated with a hangover. Furthermore, coffee, black tea, and green tea contain antioxidants that may mitigate the negative effects of alcohol consumption. Caffeine-containing beverages, on the other hand, are diuretics, which can exacerbate the effects of dehydration in the body. However, you can control this by increasing your water intake. You can also eat several chunks of watermelon, which provide the benefits of both fruits and water.
Take A Nap
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If you stay up late and wake up early the next day, your body has been deprived of its much-needed REM (Rapid Eye Movement) cycle. The only solution is to stay in bed for as long as your body requires to recover from a night of heavy partying. Of course, just because you don’t feel sleepy doesn’t mean you should rush out the door. Stay in bed, close your eyes, and think positive thoughts. Nature will take care of the rest.
Have A Delicious Breakfast
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Low blood sugar levels exacerbate hangover symptoms. As a result, eating a nutritious breakfast should be a top priority because it helps to regulate blood sugar levels and may alleviate discomfort. Choose a well-balanced diet rich in protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and vitamins. Your body will appreciate it.
And what about the end result? Consume alcohol with caution! After all, the best advice is always prevention.
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