Some ways to help ease a new year’s hangover

Most experts recommend avoiding alcohol for at least 48 hours after heavy drinking

Ways to help ease the new year's hangover
Ways to help ease the new year's hangover

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s a good time to remind you that too much fun can lead to a painful next day. Hangovers can cause vomiting, sweating, headaches, nausea, dehydration, and more. But are there some ways to help ease the discomfort?

The morning after can be anything but fun. Science says hydrate with water and an electrolyte supplement. Consuming around four alcoholic drinks can eliminate up to 33 ounces of water from your body. Eating a good breakfast can also normalize your blood sugar levels, which could lessen your discomfort.

One study found red ginseng reduced blood alcohol levels and hangover severity. Prickly pear extract decreased symptoms and cut the risk of hangover severity in half. And there’s some evidence that ginger combined with brown sugar and tangerine extract could improve symptoms. But the one thing not to do? Not drink any water or not eat anything. Another trick to skip—the old “hair of the dog.” Drinking during a hangover can be dangerous. Vital organs, including your liver, need time to repair.

Most experts recommend that you should avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours after heavy drinking. Interestingly, darker-hued drinks, such as bourbon, red wine, and rum, are more likely to cause a hangover because they contain higher concentrations of compounds called congeners.

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