It’s the holiday season, and what’s that tinkling, clinking sound? Could it be sleighbells? Sadly not. It’s the festive clank of another bottle being dropped into the recycling bin.
Christmas is Here – Cheers!
Over Christmas, sales of beer and wine increase dramatically, as people host guests, enjoy that second (or third) glass of Rioja, or kick back with a beer or beaker of mulled wine to welcome the festive season. The snow is snowing (maybe); the drinks are flowing, and everyone’s wrapped in the hazy, happy fug of friends, family and the knowledge that Christmas is almost here.
Perfect… until the morning after.
Is No/Low the Right Way to Go?
Of course, you know that if you don’t want a hangover, don’t drink in the first place. In fact, more people than ever are choosing that path and extending dry January throughout the whole year. The drinks industry is rising to meet that trend, and a Tyent Water Ionizer can help you to be the hottest no/low mixologist in town!
But for the rest of us, Christmas still means indulging a little more than usual, whether it be food, time spent slumped in front of It’s a Wonderful Life, or booze.
Want to Party but Skip the Hangover?
It’s fun to celebrate, but no one wants to follow up a great evening with the dreaded hangover. A hangover really can suck the joy out of Christmas, so you want to avoid them at all costs.
To help, we’ve rounded up the five all-time greatest ways to sensibly enjoy alcohol over the holidays and avoid feeling full-on Grinch the following day!
- Will Sleep Help Me Avoid a Hangover?
- Will Drinking Hydrogen Water Before Consuming Alcohol Prevent a Hangover?
- What Should I Eat to Avoid Hangovers?
- How Does Drinking Hydrogen Water After Drinking Alcohol Prevent a Hangover?
- What Else Can I Do to Avoid a Hangover?
Will Sleep Help Me Avoid a Hangover?
It might not make your hangover dissolve altogether, but a good night’s sleep can work wonders. Don’t skimp on a healthy sleep cycle during the holiday celebrations, and you’ll cope with the demands of all that socializing so much better. When you don’t get enough rest, your body is tired, and more susceptible to feeling the draining negative effects of alcohol.
Enjoy the party, but do prioritize sleep before and after any celebrations so that you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the new day of fun!
Will Drinking Hydrogen Water Before Consuming Alcohol Prevent a Hangover?
Nothing takes the edge off a hangover better than drinking antioxidant-rich Tyent alkaline water. Drinking hydrogen water from a water ionizer instead of regular water takes hydration to a whole new level. If your body is hydrated and full of energy before you start to drink alcohol, you’ll cope with the effects of booze much better.
Tyent Alkaline Water is clean, safe and more hydrating than bottled or tap water. It hydrates you faster, and for longer than regular water.
What Should I Eat to Avoid Hangovers?
Great question! The right food is the third part – rest, water, nutrition – of the essential pre-drinking prep that you need to pay attention to before enjoying that third glass of wine!
Support your body in becoming as healthy, nourished and resilient as possible and you’ll also help it to efficiently process any alcohol you consume.
That means eating vitamin, mineral and antioxidant-packed whole foods that are overflowing with nutrients and don’t overstress your liver.
Try a selection of foods from this list, both before and after drinking:
- Whole oats
- Seeds (hemp, flax, chia, etc) – preferably freshly ground/milled
- Unprocessed, natural nuts
- Natural, unsweetened yogurt
- Fresh kimchi
- Eggs, cooked simply but not fried
- Beans and pulses
- Uncooked whole-leaf spinach
How Does Drinking Hydrogen Water After Drinking Alcohol Prevent a Hangover?
Okay, let’s deal with the big one. What about the morning after?
Drinking plenty of water after consuming alcohol is no secret hack. It’s the one tip for avoiding hangovers that you cannot afford to ignore.
Why? Aside from the simple effect of dilution of the quantity of alcohol you’ve consumed, alcohol contains diuretic ethanol. This makes you urinate more, which consequently leads to symptoms of dehydration – one of the key symptoms of a thumping hangover.
Think about how that adds up: dehydration is one of the main causes of the worst kind of morning-after blues. Hydrogen water is ultra-hydrating, and therefore a tailor-made way of kicking your hangover into touch!
As well as that amazing hydrating power, ionized hydrogen water from your Tyent Water Ionizer also delivers a slew of rebalancing minerals and antioxidants that nourish your body and help you to feel yourself again!
What Else Can I Do to Avoid a Hangover?
It sounds obvious, but be mindful of how much you’re drinking. Don’t recharge your glass until it is completely empty – those top ups add up! Also, when your glass is empty, put it down and seek out a glass of something soft before accepting another glass of anything alcoholic.
And remember that you don’t have to have a drink in your hand all evening. Spend as much time as possible chatting, socializing and enjoying any finger food or canapés that come your way (they’ll help to absorb some of that booze!). Also think about that golden rule: to drink at least one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume. And if it’s Tyent Alkaline Water, all the better.
Homegrown Hangover Cures?
Many of us have been there, waking up with a sore head and vows of abstinence. What’s more, we all know someone with their own silver-bullet hangover cure!
Do you have an awesome homegrown hangover fix? Do you prefer to abstain from drinking alcohol during the holidays? Even better, can you share some alcohol-free ideas for celebrating with? Let us know how you’re planning to party this season, and have a blast, whatever you do!
Blog originally published January 1, 2021 and updated for accuracy