There will be times, intentionally or unintentionally, where you will celebrate a little to much, drink one or a few too many alcoholic cocktails, and wake up with a hangover. In case you haven’t experienced a hangover, the symptoms of a hangover include headache, nausea, stomach discomfort, and dehydration. A hangover is a sign your immune system, digestive tract and organs are struggling to remove and filter out excessive toxins from too much alcohol.
As someone who wants your best health, excessive drinking is stressful on your body and it is best to avoid. But if you find yourself with a hangover, the key to feeling better is supporting the liver and detoxing for the next 12 – 24 hours.
- Hydrate. Alcohol dehydrates the body. Drink water. Also, drink coconut water and bone broth to restore electrolytes.
- Naturally relieve your headache. Skip the aspirin, it can cause liver problems when mixed with the alcohol in your system. Instead take magnesium for a headache. If you can remember, take magnesium before you go to bed to help prevent a headache from happening.
- Settle your stomach and nausea with ginger tea.
- Take your B-vitamins. Alcohol depletes vitamins in your body. The liver’s detox processes rely on B-vitamins to detox effectively.
- Detox with food. Eat eggs, they contain L-cysteine, an amino acid responsible for breaking down toxins and releasing them. Eat cooked broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, and brussels sprouts because they contain enzymes that support liver detox.
- Sweat it out. Exercise and movement stimulates the lymphatic system to excrete toxins and get the blood flowing. Go for a quick hard workout. Move through a yoga class or take a brisk walk.
- Rest. When you have a hangover, your body is crying to rebuild and recover. The time your body does this is during rest or sleep.
To health and happiness,