Health-ier Hangover Cures

Hair of the dog…grease…caffeine IV…hours on end under the covers…there are lots of ways people think they are helping their symptoms after a night on the town, but you should pretty much go against your nature and do the opposite of what you want to do  seriously…

Rest

End the night earlier than you’d like when you are out because you need the rest to recuperate, but rest the next day won’t suffice. Your body needs to recharge and unfortunately, you are already at a setback since a booze-induced bedtime can lead to a lack of REM sleep, therefore, the more the better.

Rehydrate

After a night of debauchery you have depleted your electrolyte resources and you have to bring those levels back up…and FAST. Try starting your morning off with a vinegar-based drink instead of inflammatory-causing aspirin. Sip 8 oz. of water with 1 TB apple cider vinegar + 1 tsp sea salt – mix well to dissolve the salt + chug, chug, chug.

You’ll have to rehydrate throughout the day. However, do it naturally. Toss the nasty sports drinks aside and stick with simply filtered water or raw coconut water to speed up the hydration process.

Potassium

Go bananas after a bar night because potassium + sodium levels have a direct connection within your body. Bringing potassium levels back up with a banana-based smoothie for breakfast will help balance out your electrolyte levels and will help coat your stomach in case of post-party nausea.

Eggs for Breakfast

Eggs contain cysteine, which breaks down acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is the chemical that causes your hangover headache after the liver has gone into overtime to break down ethanol from alcohol. Bah, those headaches are a literal pain, so hit up an omelette at your local breakfast spot to help yourself out. You may not want to eat, but you have to.  Also, continue to eat throughout the day. Smaller meals will be easier to digest and stick with gentle foods.

Sweat

Crush a workout in the gym to sweat. it. out. Literally get the alcohol out of your system. Intervals are the best to bring it all out of you.

 

Xoxo, 

Ashley

NutritionAshley Pettit