It’s that time of year again and no doubt you’ve been invited to a holiday party or two. From holiday parties to New Year’s Eve, we’re much more likely to indulge and drink alcohol at the end of the year. Of course, the holiday spirit can get the best of us sometimes, leading to a dreaded hangover. You know the feeling: headache, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, dry mouth and aches.
While the best way to treat a hangover is to avoid drinking too much in the first place, there are some things you can do to mitigate the damage.
Did you know that alcohol suppresses the secretion of an anti-diuretic hormone called vasopressin that is responsible for telling the kidneys to conserve and recycle body water? Since the hormone is suppressed, our bodies don’t get the signal, and this vital water is lost. That’s why you tend to visit the bathroom more often when you drink and why you feel so dreadful the next day.
Studies have shown that drinking additional water helped diminish alcohol’s dehydrating effect. In a recent test, participants drank a liter and a half of water after drinking the alcohol. The result? Alcohol’s dehydrating factor was cut in half. Therefore, it’s clear that drinking water whenever possible can help you to avoid dehydration after a night of binging.
And it’s also important to choose what kind of water you’re drinking. Clean, filtered water is a good choice but H2 water is even more hydrating than ordinary filtered water. Each molecule of H2 “neutralizes” 2 hydroxyl radicals into simple H20, which then becomes a source of hydration to your body’s cells turning a negative situation in the body into a positive one. Hydrogen water with a concentration of 1.6 mg/L contains more antioxidant potential than 100 mg of vitamin C.
So this holiday season raise a glass (or two) and then make sure to follow with plenty of clean, filtered H2 water as a chaser.
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