Saturday, November 19, 2011

4 Natural Hangover Cures by mindbodygreen

Many of us have been there. We feel your pain. So what can you do to help ease that morning-after suffering?
Actor Woody Harrelson says, "If you have a hangover, a headstand is the best thing to do. Get up and do a yoga session." Well, we can't all do a headstand, so If you're feeling less than stellar today after a little too much beer or bubbly last night, here are four natural hangover helpers so you can get moving on a new you in the new year:
  1. Coconut water is loaded with potassium--it actually contains 15 times more potassium than a sports drink or twice as much as a banana, so it makes for a great hangover fixer.
  2. Yoga has a number of health benefits, and now you can count hangover fixer as yet another. Yoga twists (a seated twist will do) in particular can relieve head and stomach aches by promoting detoxification deep within your body.
  3. Water. Lots of water. Hydrate away to rid yourself of those New Year's Eve toxins. Do so before, during, and after drinking.
  4. Asparagus. Yes, asparagus. I'll repeat this because you may be hung over and need to read this twice: Yes, asparagus. If you plan on going out drinking (uh-oh, we're probably too late) Eating asparagus is a good strategy to prevent a hangover, quickly breaking down alcohol in your system and lessening the chances of a miserable morning after.

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