How To Avoid A Hangover This NYE
New Years Eve is a couple of days away! Are you ready to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021? Not everyone's New Years involves a long night of drinking, but some of us sure plan on boozing it up. If you're one of those people, I hope you have your champagne on ice and your hangover cure ready.
Most of us aren't new to hangovers. In fact, you probably noticed as we get older, they seem to get worse. Some even last an entire 48 hours. So, let's start your 2021 off the right way, with no hangover.
My usual hangover cure is a frozen bottle of gatorade, ibuprofen and some meclizine (motion sickness). But, it only works like a charm, sometimes.
You're probably thinking "Eh, a little 'hair of the dog' will fix ya right up." That's actually not true either. I'd happily tell you "Go drink a Bloody Mary.", if it was a save all. But that doesn't always work. In fact, science says alcohol isn't one of the best ways to cure a hangover because a hangover is a mini withdrawal symptom.
So here's some ways to help beat that hangover you might have on New Years Day...
Eat a Full Meal
Yeah, I'm not someone who wants to go out rocking a food baby, but if you plan on drinking the food baby will come in handy. Cosmopolitan says if you drink on an empty stomach, the alcohol is quickly absorbed into your bloodstream.
Water is your friend! Have a glass of water in between beers or your glass of wine. If you plan on having some mixed drinks, skip the pop or juice. Sugar makes you feel worse the next day. Use some flavored water, gatorade or coconut water. Hydrate while you dehydrate, folks!
Stick With The Light Stuff
Maybe this is the reason all my friends swear tequila doesn't give them a hangover. The darker drinks like rum, whiskey, and red wines contain more congeners than lighter alcohols. Congeners are substances produced during fermentation, which may be linked to hangover symptoms.
Skip The Carbonation
Maybe we should stick to one bottle of champagne this NYE. Greatist says that the carbon dioxide in your favorite bubbly drink may cause your digestive system to absorb alcohol more quickly.
Even if you follow some of these tips, you may still end up with what feels like the worlds worst hangover on January 1st, so tread lightly! Cheers to 2021!