Tips for Avoiding a Holiday Hangover

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Enjoy the festive season without the holiday hangover.

 

The holiday season is a time for giving, family, feasts, and lots of cheers. All this can mean that too many cocktails and eggnogs are part of the festivities. Whether it was one too many at the holiday office party or just a way to unwind at the end of a long year, the holiday hangover is often as synonymous with the season as opening presents. The good news is that there are easy ways you can avoid feeling worse for wear after holiday festivities.

 

Avoid beverages that cause the most severe hangovers

The best way to avoid a holiday hangover is to refrain from alcohol. If you must drink, stay away from beverages known to cause the most severe hangovers, which are typically drinks with higher levels of congeners. Red wine, dark liquors, brandy, and whiskey are particularly perilous. Clear liquids such as vodka have shown to be a safer choice.

 

Stay hydrated

If you know you’re going to be drinking, make sure to sip on water just as regularly. For every glass of alcohol you consume, make sure you fill up on one to two glasses of water. Staying hydrated can help to keep you fuller and prevent the onset of headaches.

 

Eat plenty of asparagus

Researchers have found that the amino acids and minerals found in asparagus extract may alleviate hangovers, as well as offer protection against toxins in your stressed liver.

 

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