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We know you’ll welcome the New Year with more drinks than you can handle. Being the good friends that we are, we decided to help you get over your hangover. Here are a few drinks that will definitely bring you back on your feet and ready to take on the New Year.
One word – Potassium. While alcohol depletes water and important electrolytes like potassium out of your system, coconut water replenishes those deposits instantly. Replace your go-to energy drink with coconut water in order to fight the hangover without adding to your blood sugar content.
Spiked Carrot Juice
Blend some apples and ginger into your carrot juice to make a zingy hangover remedy. Carrots, containing beta carotene, fight against free radicals; apples add vitamin C to your system and ginger makes for a great anti-inflammatory agent. Drink up to say goodbye to nausea, headaches and the general miserable feeling.
Ginger Lemon Tea
Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties, takes care of your nausea, while lemon aids your liver in the process of alcohol digestion. Squeeze half a lemon into a steaming cup of ginger tea and you have yourself a steaming cup of a lifesaving drink.
Virgin Bloody Mary
Read and re-read – Virgin. Throw together some tomatoes, lemon, celery and olives and blend to create the yummiest hangover cure there is. Minus the vodka, the Bloody Mary will add sodium, potassium, Vitamin C and lycopene your system, making you feel less like you were hit by a bus.
As oranges pack a pretty hefty punch of vitamin C, OJ is a widely accepted and low-maintenance detox drink. The antioxidants boost your immunity and clean up your system while the sugar spikes your energy levels.
If none of this works for you as you don’t have the energy to get out of bed, the least you can do for your body is gulp down a lot of water. A hydrated body is a less hungover body. Good Luck!