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Hangover Prevention (shopping list)

It’s the end of the week and all you want to do is, let’s face it, knock back a few too many drinks with your friends. You’ve been counting calories and cocktails all week and you just don’t want to keep track anymore. I get it. But that nasty hangover that comes the next day can feel like punishment for just wanting to let loose! Here are a few tips on how you can have your cocktail, and drink it too (if I can be so bold as to make that an expression).

ASPARAGUS
Asparagus is something you’ll want to get a hold of before throwing back that lost cocktail. Order it with dinner, grill up a few pieces while applying your makeup at home. There is a reason this stuff makes your pee smell! It’s flushing toxins out of your body.

ORANGE JUICE
Everybody loves a midnight breakfast when the drunk munchies set it. Skip the bacon and pancakes (sorry!) but keep this one breakfast benefit—Orange Juice. After a night of drinking, before getting in bed gulp down a glass of the stuff. The Vitamin C helps your liver break down alcohol faster and flush it out of your body.

EMERGEN’C

No OJ? Well if you have some EmergenC packets in your pantry, those will work too. The Vitamin C, just like in OJ, will help flush alcohol out of your system faster PLUS EmergenC contains elecrolytes to replenish your body of the nutrients it loses from alcohol.

HONEY AND YOGURT SMOOTHIE

If you’re sober enough to work household appliances…make this smoothie before bed:
3 tablespoons of Honey—the fructose speeds up the break down of alcohol in your liver
Equal parts Greek Yogurt and, once again the magic mix-in, Orange Juice.
Greek yogurt will actually give your smoothie that satisfying, thick texture while greatly decreasing the amount of sugar and calories you would get in regular yogurt.

COFFEE
Alcohol causes blood vessels to expand, this is what you experience as a headache. Luckily, everyone favorite morning pick-me-up, coffee, is a vasoconstrictor. This means it helps contract those pulsing blood vessels. Just stick to one cup though,as coffee is a diuretic and if you’re hung over, you are dehydrated as it is.

Cheers and have a Happy day after!

 

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