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Party hard, play safe

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Dec 31, 2011 11:02 PM IST

If you are one of those who do not know where to draw the line while consuming alcohol and always end up having an awfully bad morning, here are few simple tips to beat the hangover

Dos

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Drink lots of fluids such as lime juice, fruit juices or coconut water to replenish the lost water content in the body.

Sports drinks are of great help as they restore the electrolyte imbalance that occurs due to excess alcohol intake.

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Eat something light such as dry toast that would help absorb the alcohol.

Try soup if you do not feel like eating anything solid. It replenishes the lost salt and potassium inside the body.

Have fruits such as bananas as they are high in potassium. Alcohol robs the body of potassium, resulting in unpleasant after effects.

Eat eggs after binging on alcohol as it will help you get rid of the toxins accumulated inside the body due to alcohol intake.

Take a shower and switch between hot and cold showers to help you sober down a bit.

Don’ts

Do not drink coffee as the common notion of having a cup of coffee the next morning does not help in the long run. It will only dehydrate you further.

Don’t go for self-medication, especially in case of headache. With alcohol in your bloodstream,taking medicines without a doctor’s advice can be harmful.

‘Hair of dog’, according to which, a little alcohol the next morning helps in tackling.

Hangover only ends up dehydrating the body further. Avoid doing that.

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