The Effects of Alcohol and Dehydration
It has probably happened to you before, after a long night out with one drink too many. You feel the world spinning around you in the morning, to feel your head heavy and your stomach crunched. That was the moment you cursed your life and promised yourself you'll never do it again. Yet it happened again, because you just forgot how awful that feeling was, or because you were having too much fun, or just because.
We all know that drinking alcohol causes hangovers. Yes, moderation is the key to everything in life and "how to avoid hangovers", well the first being: don't drink.
Wine, whisky and bourbon can cause a harder hangover than beer and vodka. Some chemical substances in dark grapes found in red wines or the yeast in unfiltered beer can cause severe headaches in many people.
No one really knows what in alcohol causes hangovers, but a proven reason for the headaches associated with hangovers is alcohol DEHYDRATION.
Alcohol, being a diuretic, makes you urinate. And if you are a beer drinker you’ll know that beer has the strongest diuretic effect. So, when you feel that terrible headache early in the morning, don't go on drinking coffee. Coffee is a diuretic as well and it will only continue the dehydration process. Drink water. That's what you really need. Or start the day with a strong chamomile tea that will act like a balsam for your stomach and open your appetite for food. You will feel like your stomach can't face food, but you must eat. Your body needs carbohydrates, potassium and vitamin C after a hangover. Eat plenty of bread or bananas.
Did you know that sweating is the fastest way to get rid of the surplus alcohol?
A hangover makes you feel the need to stay in bed, so you need to do something about the alcohol left in your body. Exercise and sex are as effective as a bio sauna, even more, because not many people can stand the heat and a hangover.
Now that you know how to treat a hangover, the question remains - can you prevent it?
Yes you can! Don't drink on an empty stomach. Food will help your body digest alcohol faster. As alcohol attacks your stomach, you might consider eating some fatty food like cheese that will work like a balsam or a thin film protecting your stomach membrane.
Beer is fast digested, so if you plan to mix beverages, drink beer first. Beer will help your body absorb the other drinks faster. Remember, alcohol is a diuretic and always drink a glass of water between each glass of alcohol.
Restore is a Hydration Powder that assists the body to:
• Reduce diarrhea duration by up to 22%
• Reduce stool volume up to 36%
• Replace electrolytes after exercising
• Restore fluid balance after overindulgence (Hangover)
• Boost energy levels