How to Avoid a Hangover

  • Drinking alcohol in small quantities has been show to have positive physiological effects in numerous studies. In large quantities, however, the effects of alcohol can be damaging. The "morning after" is often the time when you face the unpleasant after-effects known as a hangover.

  • A few good, natural ways to avoid a hangover:

  • Eat. Fill your stomach with a healthy meal of starches and essential vitamins and minerals. Note that I said healthy. The food will absorb the alcohol and lessen it’s effects on you. If you decide a greasy bar burger or drippy pizza is your idea of a good meal you may regret that idea when the grease mixes the wrong way with liquor and carbonation and you end up staring at the toilet bowl.

  • Hydrate. Drink lots of fruit juice and water now. Think of it this way, for every glass of non-alcoholic beverage you drink now you will save yourself from having to drink two glasses in the morning.

  • Prepare your favorite hangover remedy and place it in an easy to open container in the fridge. If you do over indulge the last thing you will want to do in the morning is gather ingredients, mix things and worse yet, run the blender.  The best hangover cure can be found below.

  • A clinical study from 2004 suggests that drinking milk thistle extract several hours prior to drinking will reduce the symptoms of a hangover.

  • Try The Hangover Cure.  


Alcohol introduces toxins to the body and causes dehydration - the combination of the two can cause horrible side effects. Many drinkers will take common pain relievers after drinking in order to mask these symptoms. These over-the-counter medications can cause even further damage to the body and increase strain on the liver. On the other hand, ignoring hangover effects until the following morning often renders the entire day useless, entirely dedicated to recuperation.