CTV Morning Live -Hangover Cures for Parties, Cottages, Weekends and simply because it’s Summer!

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure”

Before:

Pre-hydrate
o Water with lemon or chlorophyll (good for liver)
o Electrolytes- coconut water or electrolyte supplement
o What you eat before is more important than the greasy breakfast after
o Need protein and fat

Protein:
o Amino acids in protein- Taurine boosts liver function
o Cysteine breaks down acetaldehyde (what’s leftover when liver breaks down ethanol)

Fat:
o Coconut oil or EVOO
• Veggies and fruit for hydration and vitamin C

During:
• One-for-one rule= for every drink have one glass of water
• Only one drink per hour – it takes your body 60-75 mins to metabolize alcohol
• Avoid high sugar drinks, beer if you are sensitive to gluten, aspartame (another toxin)- all will make a hangover worse

After:
• Chug as much water as possible before bed
• B complex supplement
• Magnesium

The Next Day:
• More water
• Ginger tea helps with nausea
• Simple carbs (fruit) if feeling rough- when your blood sugar is low your liver produces more, but it can’t when it’s busy metabolizing the alcohol

RECIPES

Ginger tea

• Ginger slices or ginger tea bag
• Lemon slices
• Honey to taste
Mix all ingredients with hot water, let steep for a few minutes and sip!

Hangover Smoothie

• 1 banana
• ½ cup pineapple
• handful of spinach (or other greens)
• 1 cup dark berries
• 2 cups coconut water
• ¼ – ½ ripe avocado
• optional- protein powder
Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

• 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes
• 2 onions chopped
• 2 TBS avocado oil
• Sprinkle of sea salt
Mix all ingredients and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.

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