How To Beat A Hangover Naturally
Feeling a little under the weather after the big game last night? We've got some great tips for alleviating the unpleasant side effects of a nasty hangover.
A Good B-Complex
Taking a daily high-quality B-complex can assist liver function and metabolic processes. Try purchasing a liquid form for better absorption or if you're having difficulty swallowing large capsules.
Alcohol is a diuretic and therefore dehydrating. It is important to continually drink water during and after times of alcohol consumption. Consuming coconut water with a pinch of sea salt can help to hydrate and replenish electrolytes lost through urine. The electrolytes will also assist the liver in processing excess alcohol.
Show Your Liver Some Love
Consume foods that support liver processes. Cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli and cabbage all contain an anticancer compound called sulforaphane which promotes liver functions. Dandelion tea, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and green juices also help to support the liver.
Eat Real Food
Do not use an evening of drinking as an excuse to consume greasy and sugar-laden foods. Adding these things to your liver's load will only make you feel worse. Choose nutrient dense foods like avocado, quinoa and protein-rich smoothies to balance your blood sugar and provide sustainable energy.
Don't Reach For Coffee
As we said before, alcohol is a diuretic, and so is coffee. Waking up dehydrated and then consuming a big mug of coffee will only further dehydrate you and amplify your symptoms. Instead have a big glass of room temperature lemon water.
Want to be more informed the next time that you plan to enjoy a beverage or two? Check out our past blog post on choosing healthier cocktails.