A bad hangover can make one quickly swear to never drink again. Fortunately, hangovers aren’t an unpreventable part of drinking. These few tricks can help you enjoy a great night without dreading the next morning.
Eat something. Commonly referred to as “soakage,” eating something before a night of heavy drinking helps lessen the effects of alcohol because the more you eat, the more time it will take for the alcohol to affect you. Eat carbs and fatty food such as pizza and pasta as fat slows your body’s absorption of alcohol. If you’re trying to eat healthy, go for oily fish such as salmon and mackerel.
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Stick to one type of alcohol. Mixing drinks is a sure way to get a bad hangover. Because different drinks have different flavorings and other additives which, when combined can give your body a hard time to process everything at once. Choose beer or vodka or wine or rum.
Cocktails are especially lethal, as they usually contain at least two different types of alcohol. But if you can’t resist, try to set a limit. Maybe a glass or two of cosmopolitans.
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Rehydrate for dehydration is the leading cause of a hangover. So, as soon as you get home, drink a large glass of water before you crash on your bed. Get a good sleep, and when you wake up, drink another glass of water and eat a hearty breakfast.
Adam Quirk is the co-founder of Cardinal Spirits, which specializes in the production of premium craft whiskey, gin, vodka, spirits, and other liquors. Visit this Google+ page for more of Adam.