Hangover

A hangover is the result of an individual consuming alcohol which generally effects that person the next day. The effects include symptoms of headache, thirst, sleepiness and concentration problems.[1]

 

The more alcohol consumed the heavier the hangover, although some are less effected than others.

 

For ages alcohol has been consumed by humans and the presence of hangovers was recorded more than 3000 years ago in ancient India. [2]

 

The clear way to prevent a hangover is to limit your alcohol consumdption, or simply not to drink alchol at all. However, naturally we need to take the edge of life and celebrate on those big occasions.

 

So how can you drink guilt-free?

 

Well through natural foods of course!

 

 

Number 3. Prickly Pear

  • Contains high levels of vitamin C antioxidants which scavenge for free radicals in the bloodstream. It creates a better redox balance in the body after the consumption of alcohol. [3]

 

 

Number 2. Nuts/Seeds

  • It is a reported that a good B vitamin complex including B1 and B6 may help reduce a hangover. This is because alcohol depletes your B-vitamins and they are required to help remove alcohol from your bloodstream.[4]

 

 

Number 1. Coconut

  • Hangovers deplete the bodies electrolytes as alcohol is a diuretic and causes the body to increase urinary output. Without an abundant supply of electrolytes the body is left to feel nauseous, lacklustre and dehydrated.[5]

 

  • Coconuts are plentiful with naturally sterile electrolytes, which feed your pH and muscle function as well as promote blood volume, heart health and prevent dehydration making it “nature’s sport drink”. (1)

 

Recommendation

Above all stay hydrated! Drink water as you consume alcohol to prevent dehydration and try to drink water or coconut water before you go to bed to reduce the nasty hangover symptoms when you wake up.

 

 

 

 

 

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