Hangover hacks

Here are some quick hacks to reduce your hangover from Paddy’s night.

Glutathione an antioxidant located in the liver is the main substance used for alcohol breakdown.

Implement the following activities to boost glutathione production.

  1. Consume sulphur rich foods – onions, garlic and leafy greens.
  2. Supplement with fish oil and a multi vitamin.

Here are some guidelines to follow when drinking.

Before you go out

  • First make sure and eat a good quality meal before going out for the night.
  • Protein (meat, fish, poultry, eggs) vegetables and healthy fats (coconut oil/milk, butter, fish oil) will keep your blood sugar balanced for longer as the night goes on.

 When you’re drinking

  • Take a vitamin C capsule with each drink.
  • Drink a glass of water with each drink
  • Go for distilled alcohol over fermented. This goes against most guidelines but beer and wine contain much more micro toxins than gin or vodka.
  • Use soda water and fresh lime instead of a sugar based mixer.
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 Before bed

  • Drink more water – 500ml-1l and take 1-2 vitamin C capsules.

The next morning

  • Take a teaspoon of Himalaya sea salt in a glass of water. This will help raise the bodies depleted sodium levels. Avoid caffeine, as it will only dehydrate you more.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Fast until 2-3 pm. Ever notice how that first meal the morning after makes you feel worse? Your body is already trying to break down last night’s alcohol and eating only slows the process. Fasting and drinking plenty of water accelerates your body’s recovery.

I hope you find these tips helpful. Have a great St Patrick’s day!

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