Useful Tips to Prevent Hangovers During the Holidays

The festive cheer often comes with unpleasant hangovers. The aftermath of eggnog and toasts with champagne is often brutal. A hangover can range from headaches to muscle soreness to sore stomachs to severe dehydration. This time of year, celebrations are in full swing. Here are some tips and strategies to avoid a hangover.

Pace yourself

The best thing you can do for yourself is to drink at a slow and steady pace. If you get merry too quickly, you will feel ill later on in the evening.

Drink water

Keep yourself hydrated with water. Aim to have one to two glasses of water in between each alcoholic beverage. Alcohol has a double-drying effect as it draws water out of your body in addition to replacing the fluids you would usually be drinking. Drink plenty of water during party season to keep your body hydrated.

Pick your drinks wisely

Darker alcoholic drinks contain higher levels of congeners, which are chemicals that can cause headaches and other hangover symptoms. Steer clear of red wine, whiskey, and dark rum, and stick to gin and vodka.

Eat well

Certain foods can help you handle the alcohol better. Firstly, never drink on an empty stomach. Instead, fill up on a nutritious meal and then snack on fruit and carbs. Avoid greasy food which can stress your liver out even further.

Be aware of the top up

It can be very difficult to count how many drinks you’ve had when someone comes over to top up your glass that is already half full. This happens a lot at parties, so be sure to keep an eye on how much you’re actually consuming. In order to prevent overdoing it, try to be aware of your drink and how many times it’s been topped up.

We hope you have a safe and fun holiday celebrations! For help securing reliable personal insurance policies that protect yourself and loved ones, contact the team at Jack Stone Insurance Agency today.

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