When it comes to the inevitable festive-season hangover, prevention is always better than a cure. But even if you forget to match each glass of wine with a glass of water, there are many remedies that can save the day. From au naturel tonics to much more medicinal cures, we’ve put together five tried and tested fast fixes that’ll have you ready to face the world and forget about last night’s bottle of champagne (or two).
The Pre-Tox Prevention
If you have a moment to prepare for the worst before you go to bed, the following combination of vitamins and natural remedies may be your saving grace. With copious amounts of water, take some vitamin C to help you detoxify alcohol, milk thistle to protect your liver from toxins, Dioralyte to restore electrolytes, magnesium to reduce inflammation and glutathione to support liver detoxification. This concoction is best taken before you drink, but can also help to prevent or at least quell the severity of a hangover.
Go Back to Bed
If you’re lucky enough to have your hangover on the weekend or over the holidays, the best thing to do is go straight back to bed for a few more hours. Sleeping is one of the most restorative things you can do for your body and mind, and the saying ‘time heals all wounds’ is especially true when it comes to a hangover. Getting a few more hours of slumber can reduce inflammation, quell your appetite, lower your cortisol levels and boost your immune system.