Don’t drink on an empty stomach
You should know this one by now, but it really is sensible to eat something before you go out! You’ve probably made the mistake of not eating before you go out before, and will have probably paid for it the next day! Try and eat a meal that includes carbohydrates (pasta, bread, rice, potatoes etc) as they will help to absorb some of the alcohol.
Alternate your drinks
Hangovers are caused by excessive dehydration caused by drinking alcohol. So, a good way to avoid one and keep hydrated whilst drinking is to alternate between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Try and keep to non-carbonated soft drinks however, as fizzy drinks speed up the absorption of alcohol into your system.
Avoid certain drinks
Not all types of alcohol are the same. Some dark coloured spirits and red wine can give you a far worse hangover than other forms of alcohol. According to the NHS website: ‘They contain natural chemicals called congeners, which irritate blood vessels and tissue in the brain and can make a hangover worse’. So be careful what you order at the bar!
We’ve already covered this point above, but if you feel as though you might have had a few too many, drink a pint of water before you go to bed. I’m sure you’ve probably heard this tip from one of your mates before, but it will help your body to try and rehydrate a bit before you wake up. You should also keep a glass of water next to your bed for you to sip during the night.
Just don’t drink!
This one might seem obvious, but the best way to avoid a hangover is to just not drink at all. Even if you’re going out, there are plenty of low or non-alcoholic alternatives these days for you to try. Just think, you’ll be able to wake up the next day feeling fresh, unlike the rest of your friends, who will probably be feeling worse for wear.
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