With March officially here, we have begun our countdown to Saint Patrick's Day.
It’s one of our favorite holidays of the year — and why wouldn’t it be? Our friends dress up as giant Leprechauns, we spend the whole evening in bars, and the drinks never stop pouring. It’s a great time!
That is until the morning after, of course. Anyone who has ever had one drink too many can attest to the sobering effects of the infamous morning hangover. It can have anyone cursing the night before.
The key cause of the pounding headache and woozy feeling is dehydration, which is caused by alcohol consumption. All those drinks from the night before zap your body of its water and electrolyte reserves. To recover and get back to feeling like yourself again, you need to replenish your body with fluids targeted to get you back in shape.
Try this 1-2-3 punch to recover in no time.
<strong><a href="http://firsttoknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/coconut-water.jpg"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-24932" title="coconut-water" src="http://firsttoknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/coconut-water.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a>1) Nix the headache with electrolytes:</strong> Skip the sports drink and opt for coconut water or Pedialyte instead. Coconut water has more than double the electrolytes naturally found in your blood than sports drinks do. These drinks also contain tons of sugar, which can make you feel worse. Avoid the excessive sugar by choosing Pedialyte to replace fluids and electrolytes.
<strong>2) Show your liver some love:</strong> This is the organ that filters alcohol in your body, so give it a helping hand by sipping some peppermint or green tea.<strong> </strong>The first revitalizing beverage helps to cleanse and detoxify the liver. It also helps to get rid of that uncomfortable gas and bloating in the stomach that often follows a night of drinking. Green tea also helps to undo the damage, since it’s loaded with catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that helps promote proper liver function.
<strong><a href="http://firsttoknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SolixirCansLineUp.jpg"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-24933" title="SolixirCansLineUp" src="http://firsttoknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SolixirCansLineUp.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="181" /></a>3) Amp up your body’s immune system:</strong> We’re really excited about an all-natural drink called <a href="http://www.solixir.com/" target="_blank">Solixir Restore</a>. The Chicago-based brand created this beverage to restore your body’s immune system, so not only does is help to revive you, but can also be used as a preventative measure. Botanical ingredients such as ginger root, European Elderflower and European Elderberry work wonders to get you back to your normal self. Or, if you need help waking up after all night of partying, the brand's Awaken drink provides a natural, gentle, clean buzz without the crash you get with other energy drinks.