Healthy Hangover Helpers

Wouldn't it be nice to celebrate without punishing yourself the next day? Here are some tips to help you get over your hangover faster (without binging on greasy comfort foods)!

“When people tell me ‘You’re going to regret that in the morning’, I sleep in till noon because I’m a problem solver.”

July 4th festivities? Wouldn't it be nice to celebrate your independence without punishing yourself the next day? 

Here are some tips to help you get over your hangover faster (without binging on greasy comfort foods)!

1. Rehydrate & restore balance to your body with green juice!

Hydration is crucial to overcoming hangover-hell.

Rehydrate and replenish electrolytes with a raw cold-pressed green juice! It also helps to drink green juice before (or while!) you hit the booze as a preventative measure. 

Alcohol provides absolutely no nutritional value and blocks the absorption and usage of important nutrients. Fresh green juice is loaded with the vitamins and minerals you need to feel better fast!

Green juice is highly alkalizing, helping to balance the body’s internal pH. When your body's pH is balanced, you feel energized, have fewer unhealthy food cravings, and it's easier to bounce back quickly from a night (or day...) of imbibing.

2. Eat a banana. Better yet- eat an avocado.

The fiber from these fruits will help get your overloaded GI tract moving and replenish potassium which alcohol depletes. Potassium also helps counteract the bloating effects of sodium-loaded foods.  

Although most people think of bananas as one of the most potassium-rich foods, avocados actually contain twice as much. Eat some guacamole!

3. Shut down alcohol-induced junk food cravings with fruit and vegetables.

Ever notice how boozing and junk food cravings tend to go hand in hand?

As mentioned above, overindulging in alcohol depletes the body of vital micronutrients. A malnourished body yearns for foods that are energy-dense... and fatty foods are the most energy-dense! Plus, when you drink alcohol, it increases the body's production of a neuropeptide that makes you crave fatty, calorie-laden foods (neuropeptides = molecules that influence the body and brain).

The fix? Help yourself to as many fresh, raw fruit and vegetables as your heart desires. When your body’s micronutrient needs are satisfied, your cravings for junk foods are likely to be vanquished (and fruit and vegetables provide much-needed hydration)!

Better yet- drink a cold-pressed juice!

Whether you drink a green juice before the party, sip on your own cold-pressed juice cocktail creation, or get your dose of juice in after the fun is over, you'll naturally have more self-control to resist gluttonous temptation.  

4. Next time, craft your own healthier cocktails!

Instead of sugary mixers, make your cocktails with fresh fruit and vegetable juice.

You’ll save yourself the empty calories and defend your body against next-day regrets. Free of processed sugars, highly hydrating, and packed with replenishing electrolytes, raw cold-pressed juices are the ultimate defense against hangovers!