As we count down the days to sipping cocktails by the pool; the holiday season is upon us! The festive season is often a time when family and loved ones come together. We spend more time swimming and playing outdoors, and if we’re lucky – enjoying a gift or two.
With the power to conjure merriment and camaraderie, alcohol has been a cherished part of human culture for centuries. Yet, as dawn breaks, many of us may have experienced the less charming aftermath of a night of indulgence – the infamous hangover.
A hangover is our reaction to the intoxication of alcohol, affecting various systems in our body. We may experience dehydration and nausea, aches and pains from inflammation, shakiness or dizziness due to blood sugar fluctuations, and disrupted sleep patterns are all common symptoms.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, IS A HANGOVER CURE…
Though our relationship with alcohol and the dreaded hangover can be a bit of a love-hate affair, there are several strategies that can help alleviate the dreaded hangover if you choose to partake and overindulge:
Drink plenty of water to combat dehydration.
Get ample rest to aid recovery and allow your immune system to rebuild.
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION 💊
Pain relievers and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen can help alleviate pains, and eye drops can soothe tired or irritated eyes.
GENTLE EXERCISE AND HEALTHY FOODS 🏃
A light walk and nutritious food can restore some balance to your routine and expedite your journey back to full health.
VITAMIN C 🍊
This powerful antioxidant can help combat oxidative stress caused by alcohol consumption, while also supporting the immune system and overall health.
BEROCCA EFFERVESCENT TABLETS 🧡
Offer a holistic approach to managing a hangover. Dissolve a tablet in water to replenish your energy and essential vitamins.