Topics for blogging generally reflect health related circumstances in my life that might be useful to share. Today detox is on the brain after several glasses of wine and a slow start to the morning.
Here are some healthy tips to get past that hangover feeling:
Hydration: Alternate alcoholic beverages with water. Drink water before, during and after your evening. It should help ease the headache! As I have mentioned before vodka water is my beverage of choice because there is less sugary juice involved and more H20.
Eat well: This might always be my biggest fail. Before a night out you want salad and greens for good digestion but it would also be beneficial to choose more filling foods like rice pasta, quinoa, roasted veggies or lentils. Acidic drinks on an empty stomach is a recipe for sickness.
Coconut Water: Now sold at select night clubs. I.e. Upstairs Cabaret. So at last call try asking for a coconut water instead of another shot ~ your morning will be better for it! There are some arguments to suggest that coconut water is no more effective than Gatorade for replacing electrolytes; the two appear to have very similar affects, however they differ in one important regard. We know that the ingredients involved with coconut water are simple, where as the formula for making sports drinks involves artificial colours and flavours (See the Live Strong site: The Ingredients in Gatorade Energy Drinks). When given the option I like to believe natural is the way to go.
Vega: Also known as my source of energy. This supplement is like coffee for me ~ I notice a huge difference the days I have it versus the days I forget. There are many products in the Vega line. I have found the most helpful one for a hangover is the Vega Sport line, which is specially formulated to help your body recover. The Vega Sport performance system is 100% plant-based, free from dairy, gluten and soy, and contains no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. Vega One can also be helpful if that is what you have!
Juicing: Early morning greens will help flush out the body and give you some much needed plant-based nutrients. Check out recipes from my earlier post: Ready, Set.. Juice. I went on a mission after yoga today to purchase some kale, celery, carrot and ginger juice!
Fitness: If you manage to wake up early enough drag yourself to a yoga class, the gym or go for a run! Sweating will help, and so will detoxifying twists. Yogis use twisting movements to encourage activity in the intestines which will flush you out. Get rid of all those acidic toxins lingering in your system.
Party Smart Capsule: The good people at Health Essentials introduced me to this product. I tried it several weeks ago and definitely felt a difference! The ingredients and science behind this little gem are linked here at Himalaya Herbal Health Care. Worth a try if you’re feeling low.
Just as alcohol negatively affects our systems, good nutrition positively affects us. Unfortunately the reaction time for food is a bit slower so be patient. There are of course situations where you have done too much damage to cure the hangover ~ but in the event that you are just feeling a little slow, these tips might be of some help!
It may seem counter intuitive to be reading a post about unhealthy behaviour on a health blog. But let’s face it drinks play a role in many of our social lives. I figure honesty is the best policy, and I hope these imperfections in my alkaline lifestyle make it easier to connect and relate to posts. As my foodie mentor mentioned this week, there’s always room to zig zag.
Hope your week is filled with happiness,