Prevention is better than cure. There is a host of things you can do before getting out for drinking and prevent the chances of developing hangovers. Here are 6 proven tips on how you can drink all night and prevent hangovers the following morning:
- Drink Plenty of Water
Alcohol is mainly diuretic, meaning that it makes you frequently urinate, resulting in dehydration. To avoid dehydration, which is one of the main reasons for hangovers, you need to alternate alcohol with drinks. Particularly, try to drink more water before you start drinking, and then drink a glass of water to every alcohol bottle you have in the course of your night. Besides, alternating water between alcoholic drinks will slow down your alcohol consumption, preventing you from drinking more than your body deserves.
- Have a Spoon of Olive Oil
This strategy may seem a little funny, but it has been effectively used by most of the Mediterranean cultures indicate that this technique is effective in preventing hangovers. The principle behind this technique is much the same as eating fatty meals before drinking. Normally, the fat in the olive oil will prevent your body’s alcohol absorption. This technique requires you to take a tablespoon of olive oil before you start to drink.
- Stick with One Type of Alcohol
Mixing of alcoholic drinks is the most contributing factor to hangovers. The reason is that different alcoholic drinks contain various flavorings, additives, and other elements that if they mix they will give you the worst cases of hangovers. Choose one brand of alcohol and stick to it throughout your drinking night.
- Choose light liquors
Heavy colored liquors such as whisky, brandy, bourbon and some tequila contain high concentrations of congeners, toxins, which are formed during the fermentation and distillation process. These toxins are some of the chief contributory factors that cause hangovers. So if you intend to have a night out of drinks, stick with light colored liquors such as gin and vodka to avoid hangovers.
- Be Careful With Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Sparkling wine and Champagne both go straight to your head. Some Studies have indicated that the bubbles in these brands increase the absorption of alcohol through your system resulting in quick intoxication. So to reduce the chances of developing hangovers after excessive drinking, try to avoid champagne and sparkling wine.
- Eat something
Eating something before heavy drinking is another effective way to avoid hangovers. Research indicate that the more you eat before drinking, the more time alcohol will take to be absorbed in the body. The reason behind this is that food hinders the formation of acetaldehyde, the substance that is believed to be the chief cause of hangovers. Fatty and carbohydrate-filled foods, such as pasta and pizza are the best for preventing hangovers. Typically, high content of fat hinders the body’s ability to absorb alcohol.
In sum, if you follow either of these hangover remedies before getting out for a drinking spree, you are assured of avoiding hangovers.