“When people tell me ‘You’re going to regret that in the morning’, I sleep in til noon, because I’m a problem solver.”
Let’s be honest- you’re no Puritan. Sometimes you’re going to have a cocktail.
You don’t need a lecture. You need a healthy fix. So here’s what to do if and when you gasp awake like, “WHAT THE HELL DID I DO (to my body) LAST NIGHT?!?”:
- RE-HYDRATE! Alcohol depletes liquids from the body. Hydration is pivotal to overcoming the hell that is a hangover and also helps dilute any impurities remaining in your stomach from the night before. Coconut water is a great option for hydration because it is full of electrolytes.
- GO BACK TO SLEEP. Alcohol decreases the quality of your sleep, so you’re probably sleep deprived from the night before.
- Get some LIGHT EXERCISE- no need to “sweat it out” at the gym if you don’t feel up to it. Go for a long, leisurely walk outdoors. Oxygen helps alcohol breakdown faster, so breathing, meditation, and yoga are also helpful.
- Settle your stomach with ginger.
- EAT A BANANA (alcohol depletes potassium).
- EAT ASPARAGUS. Asparagus helps the body break down alcohol.
- Replenish electrolytes and heal your body with refreshing, COLD-PRESSED JUICE.
Raw Generation Juices that will help cure a hangover:
- Slim & Strong: Beets- cleanses your liver and helps metabolize all of the sugar in alcohol
- Beauty & Brilliance: Oranges- Vitamin C reduces inflammation and helps break down alcohol; alcohol depletes your body of vitamin C. Ginger- reduces nausea and calms digestive distress
- Heal & Hydrate: Cucumber- helps soothe digestion and hydrate efficiently. Pineapple- helps reduce swelling and inflammation
- Energy & Endurance or Refresh & Revitalize: Greens- help replenish minerals depleted from drinking
There’s no universal cure for a hangover because a hangover is in reality a combination of multiple ailments. Prevention is key. Hydrate while you dehydrate by alternating booze with water or club soda, and drink at least 8 ounces of water before you fall asleep. Avoid darker, hangover-intensifying drinks like red wine, whiskey, and beer and opt instead for white wine, vodka, or gin.