Let’s face it, no one goes out seeking a hangover. But the reality is, with NYE parties in full swing, drinks are likely going to taste extra delicious and go down a little too easy.
The fact of the matter is, whether you’ve had one drink or ten, the effects can still feel the same the next day. You know what we’re talking about – headaches, dizziness, dehydration, and nausea to name a few.
It’s hard to pinpoint one definitive reason why we feel hungover, and why no two hangovers are the same, but we do know that dehydration, irritation of our stomach lining, and the fact that our blood alcohol levels drop sharply after a night out, sure don’t help the situation.
We look at a typical hangover much like we do detox on the cleanse. Flush your system with water so you can get the good stuff back in. While we can’t promise rainbows and sunshine, we can tell you that with these tips, you’ll be back on your dancing feet in no time at all.
Check out our favorite five hangover cures below, and be sure to cherish the time spent with your friends and loved ones this New Year’s Eve.
Cheers to a happy and healthy 2016!
Jo and Jules Favorite 5 Hangover Cures
Hydrate. This means be sure to be drinking plenty of water, before you go out, while you’re out (chase each cocktail with a glass of water) and definitely the next day. Your body is likely to be dehydrated and the sooner you can rehydrate and flush out those toxins, the better!
Grease up! There’s a reason typical greasy bar food can seem so appealing during (and after) a night out. The idea is that the grease helps to line the intestines, making the alcohol take longer to absorb. Our take? Try shooting 1 teaspoon of olive oil before going out and skip the pepperoni pizza after. Your stomach will thank you, and you can thank us later.
Got charcoal? If you’ve cleansed with us before, you know how much we love activated charcoal to help alleviate detox symptoms. A hangover is no exception!
Move your body and rest your mind! No need to run a marathon, but gentle movement will do your body good. Think yoga, a brisk walk and mindful meditation. Trust us, don’t knock it until you try it.
Ginger that. Long used to help with nausea, ginger is a force to be reckoned with. Grate a tablespoon or so and steep with a cup or two of water, adjusting to suit your taste. Add a drop of honey or even fancy it up with some cinnamon, turmeric, or cayenne. Sip leisurely and revel in last night’s memories. Clearly, you’ve still got it.
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website.
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