The party season is here and while that means a whole lot of fun and drinks, it also implies a morning followed by a nasty hangover. As much as we enjoy ourselves while drinking with friends, it invariably makes us take the ‘I’m never drinking again’ pledge the morning after. But let’s be honest, we all know we can never quit. But what we can do is be a little more careful and take some simple measures while we drink it up. Here’s what you should do.
 

Alternate between a sports drink/coconut water

Alternate between a sports drink/coconut water

Sure, drinking water between alcohol is a smart move but what works even better is a glass of coconut water or even a sports drinks like a Gatorade. These replace your fluids and electrolytes, which are the nutrients you lose when you drink. So it is advisable to keep sipping on one of these drinks between cocktails.

 

Skip sodas

Skip sodas

Everything tastes better with a carbonated drink, right? But this is the one reason you can suffer from a terrible hangover. Carbonation pushes gas and the alcohol through your stomach to your intestines. The problem here is that the upper small intestine is highly absorptive, which ultimately leads to a strong hangover.

 

Load up on vitamins

Load up on vitamins

While there are many routes to a hangover cure, what you need to do on a daily basis is ensure that you keep taking your vitamins regularly. Alcohol completely destroys B Vitamins thereby reducing the nutrients from your body. Hence, it is advisable that you consume Vitamin B in the form of B 6 and B12 if you’re a regular drinker who often suffers from a hangover.

 

Don’t smoke

Don’t smoke

If ‘how to get rid of a hangover’ seems to be a question on your mind every time you drink, it’s time to ask yourself if you’re mixing drinks with nicotine.  Mixing cigarettes and alcohol can give you the worst hangover ever. This is because nicotine ruins the effect of alcohol, which in turn makes people drink more so they can get the buzz they love. Therefore, you must abstain from cigarettes while drinking.

 

Consume proteins while drinking

Consume proteins while drinking

You may have noticed how drinking on an empty stomach has given you the worst hangover the next morning. To avoid this, consume something that fills you up right before you drink or even while you drink. Protein-rich meals can control blood alcohol levels and are also filling so you don’t overdo the alcohol.