It happened to all of us. After a night of festivities, we wake up in the morning feeling tired, sore, cranky, and with the stomach upside-down. But why is that? Alcohol is basically a poison. The dizziness feeling that comes with it is the fact that we are ingesting toxic substances more rapidly than what our body is able to detox. Alcohol can also deplete our vitamin A, B and C while leaving us completely dehydrated.
There is a secret weapon to prevent and fight hangovers. Besides the common advice to drink water between your drinks, taking this special mix before and after your little “celebration” can help you body to detox naturally and prevent the unwanted morning after headache.
So what is the miracle cure? The powerful milk thistle again! This herb is so potent to detox and heal the liver that it can dramatically help protecting it from the assault of alcohol. Following the steps below will minimize the risk of hangovers.
How to prevent and detox from hangovers
Take 500mg of milk thistle along with a vitamin B6 supplement. Those ingredients will help your liver to process alcohol more efficiently.
During the party
Drink plenty of water between your drinks and before you go to bed. This will prevent dehydration and help to flush the toxins.
The morning after
Take another 500mg of milk thistle, along with plenty of water. Eat vitamin A and C rich fruits and vegetables like dark leafy greens, strawberries, oranges or cantaloupe. A good way to do this is by drinking a green fruit-based smoothie. Sweating can also do wonders to flush out the toxins accumulated the evening before. Taking a hot bath, a sauna or some strenuous exercises will help finish the job. It can make yourself a bit woozy at first, but if you go with it, you’ll feel better afterward.