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New Year’s Eve is finally here and chances are you’ll be indulging with some champagne and a cocktail or two, or more tonight. Sure, it’ll be plenty of fun tonight but it always happens — you wake up the next day and wish your head weren’t pounding and feeling like you’re sailing on choppy waters.
Instead of enduring the misery of a hangover, make sure you stock up on some natural hangover remedies so you don’t waste the very first day of 2016 laying in bed feeling miserable. Here’s what you’ll need:
Start your day with Oatmeal. You can even prepare this the day before so it’s ready to go in the morning. Why oatmeal? Because it’s full of great nutrients that help neutralize any acidity in the body. Since it also happen to be a complex carbohydrate, it will help stabilize your blood sugar. Pick old fashioned rolled oats — stay away from quick cooking or instant!
Top it with some bananas, almonds and honey:
- The body loses lots of potassium after a night (or day) of heavy drinking. But, luckily, bananas are chock full of potassium, so they’ll help you replenish your long lost potassium stores.
- Almonds are high in vitamin E, which is known to support the liver. And its fat and protein content will keep you full and also help with blood sugar balance.
- Honey is a natural way to metabolize alcohol thanks to its fructose and potassium content. Its healing antibacterial properties might also help you feel less run down and better overall.
Some great things to sip on with your morning oatmeal are:
Fresh Coconut Water
It contains the electrolytes your body needs (potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium (and none of the food coloring, chemicals or additives in Gatorade or other sports drinks).
Fresh Ginger Root Tea
You can make this by simply boiling fresh ginger in water. It will help you to get rid of the oh so common seasick feeling and nausea that’s accompanied by a night of one too many drinks.
Homemade Bone Broth topped with Sea Salt
Bone broth is one of the most mineral rich drinks you can find, and since sea salt is also high in minerals, it makes a great companion. Many of the minerals, especially sodium, can help calm the nerves and help you chill out by reducing your adrenaline levels.
Jacqueline Banks, who grew up in Casa de Campo, is a certified holistic health counselor and busy mother.
Her focus is on helping other busy moms in all stages of motherhood keep themselves and families healthy and happy. She uses natural and organic solutions to solve individual health problems and promote clean living.
Check out her website at: www.jacquelinebanks.com