Thursday, 26 February 2009

Prevent Hangovers - It Makes Sense

Prevent Hangovers - It Makes SenseHangovers, why does everyone want a cure for this, surely the best way is to prevent getting one in the first place. The best way to avoid a hangover of course is not to drink, but who wants to do that? You can drink and not get a hangover with ease if you take the common sense approach. If you don't know what that is read on.

It's not just about preventing hangovers, but also to reduce the risk of serious health problems. The rule of thumb is that men should not drink more than three to four units of alcohol a day and women not more than tow or three. This does not however restrict you from drinking more than this on the odd occasion and this is where the common sense approach comes in.

You should be fully aware how much you can drink sensibly, everyone is different so don't drink more than you know your body can cope with. If you are really not sure how much that is, just take care on the quantities you drink.

If you calculate the drink units so you know how many you have drunk, this really helps as well, but many won't know what constitutes a units. You know what you drink, so find out how much many units make up a glass of the drink you will be drinking. A large glass of wine, for instance contains around three units.

There are other precautions you can take to prevent a hangover. Don't drink on an empty stomach. Eat pasta or rice or fats an hour or so before you go out. This will slow down the body’s absorption of alcohol. Make sure you drink water or non-fizzy soft drinks in between each alcoholic drink. The 'fizz' increase the rate of absorption of alcohol into your body.

Before you go to bed, a pint of water should be drunk and water as a standby if you happen not to sleep through the night. There is one wives tales that stands true though, try not to mix your drinks, that is a recipe for hangover from hell.

With the common sense approach you will be able to have a great time, drink and avoid the morning after the night before! You boss will also be glad you haven't rung in sick either.

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