Everyone loves a good party and there is nothing quite like a night of drinking; but what’s even better is the next day when you wake up not feeling like death. Hangovers are like the flu. Sometimes you think it’s not so bad, but you never realize how much of a good time you had until you pay the price the next day. It’s the most awful feeling in the world and sometimes you can end up lying in bed all day with a pounding headache. The following article will touch on ten ways you can prevent yourself from having to face this dreaded illness in the future.
Get all the important nutrients you need to start your day with a well-rounded, clean, and satisfying breakfast. Hitting all the macronutrients such as carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein, has a high chance of increasing your energy level and defogging your mind. Be sure to eat eggs, avocados, oats, and berries as these foods are high in anti-inflammatory nutrients and amino acids such as glutathione, magnesium, Vitamin B, and more.
The next time you're headed to a party, think twice before mixing different kinds of alcohol. Mixing drinks increases the chance that you might jump from one type of alcohol, to another type which can cause your body to have a more severe reaction. Sticking to one gun still gets the job done, especially if it is tequila (my favorite).
Try to eat a banana right before dozing off to regulate your blood sugar levels. Bananas are rich in potassium, the substance that your body craves when your electrolyte levels are imbalanced. Make sure that you give the body the balance it needs to function optimally; you’ll be sure to never drop this habit.
Don’t get too hyped up! But this is your pass to eat pizza before you get ‘turnt’ up. Food prevents alcohol from passing quickly into your small intestine. When there is food in your stomach before drinking, alcohol is absorbed more slowly. The quicker that alcohol is absorbed into your bloodstream, the stronger its effects become. So don’t be afraid to indulge in a hearty meal before you drink.
This one seems very obvious but it’s simply a reminder to not feel ashamed to tell a friend to check on you periodically while you’re out drinking. I’ve done this before where I could’ve had a better morning recovery if I just asked my friend to check on me, to avoid going overboard. Use this tip to avoid being as undisciplined as I was.
Just kidding, don’t consume any hair from a dog. Instead, it might be better to just take your pet out to the dog park and let them give you some warm kisses the next day. Being around pets and animals can increase the chances of triggering the secret chemical oxytocin to be secreted from your brain. You will be feeling very content and fluffy as if you’re walking on clouds!
When has sleep ever let you down? Exactly, it’s your best friend. Letting your body have adequate rest allows for you to replenish your energy and relax the stressed muscles from the temporary nutrition deficiency you have after drinking. Even a quick, power nap can make all the difference. For the post-alcohol nightly sleep, make sure you're sleeping at a comfortably cool temperature. Otherwise, you'll be tossing and turning all night.
It’s early and you’re still half asleep when your alarm goes off-don’t hit the snooze button! Though it may be tempting, try to fight through the fog and get up. It may not seem like it at the time, but getting exercise into your body will really help with hangover symptoms later on. Now I don’t mean you have to go out and complete a full Rocky-like run, but taking a step outdoors and breathing that fresh air through a walk in the park, a light jog, or even stretching in your backyard might be just what you need for a hangover energy booster.
Avoiding a hangover the day after is 90% about what you do right before the party begins. If you still struggle even when you have tried some of these tips, you might need to resort to a hangover supplement. Tomo, the Post-Alcohol Recovery Supplement is engineered to restore balance and function to your body after drinking with natural ingredients that help attack the underlying causes of discomfort. By providing essential nutrients and electrolytes from plant extracts to rebalance your body’s depleted energy storage, you are primed to function like brand-new again. To get the best results, Tomo is recommended to be taken before or during alcohol consumption to allow for complete uptake of supplements and breakdown of alcohol. A.K.A., it packs a punch in the face of alcohol so you can go about your day without needing to feel like you got obliterated. Even better, Tomo includes no added sugar, is soy-free, gluten-free, and made in a registered Food and Drug Administration facility with globally sourced ingredients.
Just because you’ve had a night out doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to function at your peak capacity. The motto is “work hard, play hard” right? But, with these methods, hopefully you can now repeat that cycle by tackling your day while feeling unstoppable.
By Alex Tutu.