Avoiding the post lockdown hangover

Lockdown is easing and we’re all eager to get out and meet friends and family in the pub (hopefully sit in some sunshine). But, we know how easy it is to have one too many drinks when we’re having a good time. 

The hangover (not the movie)...

Alcohol contains Ethanol which is the main active ingredient, which also contain varying amounts of congeners.

Congeners are toxic chemicals that include methanol, isopentanol and acetone. Studies suggest that methanol is strongly associated with hangover symptoms.

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Although we can’t tell you what you should or should not drink, we do know that darker spirits are likely to contain more congeners than lighter ones. Read more here.

Therefore avoiding drinks higher in congeners will reduce your chances of a hangover!! 

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WATER, WATER, WATER

Before, during and after. 

Did you know that alcohol is a diuretic? Therefore alcohol can contribute to dehydration. 

Okay, so dehydration does not cause a hangover however, it will add to the symptoms which include, thirst, headache, fatigue and a dry mouth. 

Here's when to drink water:

  • Drink water to hydrate your body before you start drink.
  • Many suggest a glass of water between each alcoholic drinks (we know it’s hard, but will be worth it in the morning)
  • Make sure to have one last drink before you sleep. Hydration helps you with a better nights sleep.

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Eat a good hearty meal

Alcohol can lower your blood sugar levels, so it’s good to get the food, sugar and nutrients your body needs. 

So when you wake up, enjoy a good tasty meal to start the day. 

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It’s good to give your body the nutrients it needs on a regular basis but even more so when your body needs strength to fight the symptoms of a hangover.
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