(Modern Survival.org) – With the 4th being yesterday, it’s likely some people woke up feeling under the weather. Don’t worry, it’s probably not COVID-19, but could have been avoided. Kicking back with your friends and family and having a cold beer seems like a great way to celebrate your independence, but going too far can cause problems.
There’s no way around it; hangovers suck. The only good thing about a hangover is that you can get rid of them relatively easily, and even do a few things to prevent or reduce the symptoms of them. Of course, the best way to avoid one is to simply not drink too much. That’s easier said than done sometimes though, especially when you’re seeing family members that live across the country. So what are a couple of ways to beat back a hangover?
- Stay hydrated
- Have another drink (there’s logic here)
Alcohol can dehydrate your body in a few different ways. Eventually, this dehydration makes its way to the brain, where it shrinks cells, and thus, the brain. This leads to the headache, fatigue, dizziness, and increased thirst. Staying hydrated throughout your night doesn’t guarantee you won’t have a hangover, but it lessens the symptoms.
Including tomatoes or tomato juice in your night out can be helpful, even more so if you opt for something like a vegetable juice that includes tomatoes. These juices add vitamins to your system, which naturally helps you feel better. But tomatoes specifically can slow down the rate at which you absorb alcohol, which helps you avoid overloading your liver. The salt in the juice helps you retain water, so you don’t get dehydrated as quickly. But anything with vitamin C supports liver function, which means your liver can better manage the toxics you’re throwing at it.
Watch the video above where ASAP Science shows more ways to cure a hangover, as well as breaking down each reason.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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