Health and Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour swung by ABC Chicago to share easy hangover tips and tricks to get you back on your feet after a night of cocktails.
Even if you don’t drink a lot, sometimes just one glass of bad wine can leave you nauseated come morning! If you’ve been following a weight loss program, your tolerance for alcohol has probably gone down too, leaving you more susceptible to hangovers.
Here’s exactly what you can do the morning after a party to cure a hangover and feel better fast!
Step up your hydration game and chug some coconut water or watermelon juice. Drink little sips of water consistently—up to one liter per hour to properly rehydrate your body.
Avoid sugary sports drinks and don’t give into the temptation of coffee! Coffee is a diuretic and actually increases dehydration.
If you’re really nauseated and need to take some OTC medication, go for it. Here are some easy, natural options as well:
Peppermint Altoids: Peppermint soothes and settles the stomach.
Ginger Chews: Ginger is amazing! It cures indigestion and reduces nausea.
(Pro Tip: Try grating some fresh ginger into a cup of mint tea as well!)
Green Tea with Mint: Soothing, comforting, and hydrating! Drink the tea but also inhale the aroma deeply for an added therapeutic benefit.
Your body is depleted of potassium and your liver is working overtime to process the alcohol from the night before. Restore vital nutrients and boost liver functioning by getting plenty of green leafy vegetables like my favorite—arugula! Hate eating veggies? Drink a green juice instead!
Bananas with oatmeal or some eggs and toast are easily digestible and full of the vitamins and amino acids your body needs to cure a hangover and recover from a night of drinking.
Sweat it Out
If going to the gym sounds like way too much effort, then here is a less intense option! This yoga move is a great trick to ease hangover symptoms.
The Forward Fold: Stand up slowly and bed at your waise as you fold forward. Let your head dangle and your chin reach your chest. Hold on to opposite elbows and just dangle and breathe for at least 60 seconds. Sway gently from side to side to massage your internal organs and keep things flowing (this helps them detox after a long night!). This yoga pose releases tension in the neck and head, it helps regulate blood pressure, and can soothe a headache.
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