Since New Year’s Eve is just a few hours away, most of us probably going to drink pretty much all night. Drinking responsibly is a very important factor during tonight’s events, but some of you might get overly excited by the night’s proceedings. So, us here at CapitalBerg are going to present you with a guide to minimizing hangovers.
Let’s start with the basics
First of all – and you most certainly already know this – eat a hearty meal before drinking. But here is where most people get this part wrong. You can’t eat just anything and still hope to be ok.
Don’t eat anything that’s too greasy. The oil in greasy food and the alcohol have different densities, so the oil will just rise on top of the alcohol and make you even sicker. Eat a lot of bread, crackers, biscuits, basically stuff that can absorb the alcohol. The less deep-fried food, the better.
Second of all, get enough sleep. If you start drinking and you didn’t manage to get enough sleep the previous night, you will only get more and more tired, sicker and sicker, and eventually collapse for the evening. This is because alcohol is a depressant, so it only drains you of energy.
The third and last basic rule for minimizing hangovers is to stay hydrated. However, water isn’t the best thing to drink while binging on alcohol.
Try sports drinks, as they offer you the much needed electrolytes that are eliminated by the alcohol. Pickle juice is also very helpful in this situation. Just try it.
If not, a fizzy drink will do you good, as it will fill you with gas, and allow you to burp the sickness away instead of just throwing up.
Advanced drinking education
Now that I’ve covered the basics, here are a few more tricks for those planning to get wasted tonight.
First of all, know how to drink smartly. You probably noticed that some alcohols cause a much worse hangover than others. This is mainly because of congeners, some chemicals found in food coloring and flavoring.
You are much better off sticking to beer, wine, and other clear hard liquors, because they will get you drunk but they won’t mess with your liver as much.
Secondly, you should stop drinking about an hour – an hour and a half before you go to bed, otherwise you’ll just feel sicker when you wake up.
Last, but not least, if you’re planning (and we are definitely not promoting anything of the sort) on combining other… umm, recreational drugs with alcohol, remember to do that first, before starting drinking. Trust me on this one. You’ll feel a lot better both tonight and in the morning