Be the real winner this Superbowl: How to avoid that dreaded hangover

Health & Fitness / February 5, 2012

As everyone gears up for tonight’s showdown, and the celebrating or commiserating entails, we found this trusty guide thanks to the Greatest Daily to ensure you do make it to work on Monday.

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No matter who wins the game, you’re the real winner if you wake up Monday without a hangover, are we right? Here are our tips for sidestepping a hangover. (Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean skipping out completely.)

  • Keep it light. Avoid darker drinks like red wine and whiskey, which contain a compound that may contribute to hangovers.
  • Stay classy. Like darker drinks, cheap liquors also have more potentially hangover-causing compounds known as congeners.
  • Eat up. Chowing down can help prevent alcohol from absorbing too quickly.
  • Stay hydrated. You’ve probably heard this one before, but it bears repeating— chug one glass of water for every alcohol beverage consumed to avoid the next morning headache.
  • Say no to bubbles. The fizzy stuff may cause alcohol to be absorbed more rapidly.
  • Pop a vitamin. Drinking depletes folate, potassium, and B12. Supplement with a vitamin (or healthy eats) to keep things on track.

The Takeaway: Make smart drink choices (like flat, light-colored, high-quality liquor) and eat well ahead of time to bypass a hangover the next day. If it’s too late and the hangover already has you in its clutches, read on for even more tips.

Fun Fact: More than 50 million cases of beer are sold during the weeks surrounding the Super Bowl.

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Melissa Myers
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She now focuses much of her time helping bring inspiring stories to light and, additionally, her project "Makeover with Meaning," which seeks to add a sprinkle of happiness into the lives of those who need it most.

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