7 proven Ways to
prevent a hangover
Oh, the excitement at Fossey’s was tangible this week. All the team were over the moon at the thought of having our Fossey’s community back in the Distillery Thursday. Walking through our beautiful gin joint Monday, there was a flurry of activity and a spring in everyone’s step. Cleaning, primping, pruning, gardening, restocking…you name it, the place was in a jolly spin.
Finally, we are allowed to get back to their favourite haunts to catch up with our mates over a few G&T’s! It has been a long time coming. And given it’s been (what feels like) an eternity since we have been able to socialise, I can imagine there will be a few sore heads this weekend. So, I thought it may be timely to list 7 proven ways to prevent a hangover.
Now I know I am stating the obvious when I say, the best way to avoid a hangover is not to drink in the first place. But I ask you, is that realistic? I think not.
I say enjoy your G&T’s without the worry of suffering from the inevitable & dreaded hangover the next day. Here’s how you can let your hair down, knowing you will wake up brand new the next day:
- Drink gin, rum or vodka.
Seriously. They are low congener beverages which means they are not as likely to cause hangovers. Darker spirits like whisky & bourbon are exceptionally high in congeners & therefore, more hangover inducing. Whereas, gin has very little congeners and vodka has almost none at all. Here’s to Fossey’s Vodka & Gin for the win!
- Drink plenty of water.
Alcohol causes dehydration. Hence the dry mouth, thirst, headache & tiredness the day after a big night. The simple way to counteract this is by drinking more water. Lemonade, Coke etc don’t count because they are high in sugar. Stick to water if you want to prevent or lessen your hangover suffering.
Sleeping is proven to help prevent a hangover. After a big night I give myself permission to sleep longer, knowing it will pay off later in the day. Ignore the nay sayers who say “no sympathy for self-induced symptoms”. You deserve a rest after the last 3 or so months in uncertainty & isolation. You do you, boo.
- Eat a nutritious breakfast.
Having a good breakfast, the day after a big night out on the turps is one of the proven ways to prevent a hangover. It raises your blood sugar which can be lowered with alcohol consumption. This helps crush the weakness and headache you may feel. Sounds like a great excuse to chow down on poached eggs with toast! I am in.
- Stock up on Supplements.
Some suggestions are double up on Vitamin B, drink acai or pomegranate juice before getting stuck into your Fossey’s favs. Apparently, these supplements contain high levels of antioxidants which can help stop the symptoms of a hangover. Where in the heck do I find pomegranate juice? Think I will stick to Berocca’s, thanks.
- Eat salmon before you drink.
Drinking on an empty stomach is not recommended! It would most likely result in a killer sore head & being rough as guts the next day. But why salmon? Well it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids which can give your liver a leg up to detox your body quicker! Here’s to smashing down a delicious crispy salmon before hitting Fossey’s in future. Fish breath & all.
- Avoid herbal teas.
Sounds weird doesn’t it? But herbal tea makes your body process alcohol slower. Therefore, prolonging the hangover. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Skip the peppermint tea with your breaky. Opt for a water or orange juice instead.
There you have it, folks, 7 proven ways to prevent a hangover. Let me know if you have any more tips on how to make sure your big nights out aren’t soured by the thought of how you will pull up the next day.
Bottoms up & chin chin, gin lovers!
Until next time,
Fossey’s Ginspired Blogger Girl
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