If you are reading this blog post, first off, apologies. You are probably hungover or planning on being hungover in the near future. Below you’ll find everything you need to help avoid a hangover, and if that’s not enough, well, you’re on your own.


Hangover Prevention


First things first, hydration is key! Guzzle down some water like it’s your job before and during your wild night out. Try to go drink for drink with a glass of water. Trust us, your future self will thank you. 


Next, don’t skip on the food. Grab a burger, some pizza, or a burrito the size of your face before you hit the town. A full stomach can slow down the absorption of alcohol, giving your body a fighting chance. Healthy fats are one of the best foods to eat before drinking.


Another good tip is the darker the liquor, the worse the hangover, so, stick with the clear liquors. Chemicals known as congeners, often found in dark liquors, make the hangover worse. And let’s not forget the adage “Beer before liquor, never been sicker. Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear.” Though this phrase has little scientific evidence to confirm that drinking beer before liquor does in fact make one sicker, it sure is catchy.


Another trick of the trade is taking an anti-hangover supplement. Popping a few of these pills might save you from that “I’m never drinking again” feeling in the morning. There are a lot of these supplements on the market, each with its own benefits and methods of consumption.


Finally, consider drinking in moderation. That always helps.



I’m hungover, now what?


Remember, water is your savior, so grab a glass and chug it like you’re pledging a fraternity. Maybe add an electrolyte packet to your water for extra hydration. While you’re doing that, pop a pain reliever to soothe the pounding headache you likely have, BUT avoid Tylenol, as it could damage your liver even more than you already have. 


Now, let’s move on to a personal favorite, the panacea of hangovers: the breakfast burrito. Carbohydrates are the best thing to consume the morning after drinking because alcohol lowers your blood sugar, and carbs do the opposite, bringing your body back to where it should be.  Load that bad boy up with your fillings of choice, sit back, and let the hangover-curing magic do its thing. Kick your feet up, catch up on your favorite show, and pre-game the inevitable food coma.


Remember, this too shall pass, and you’ll be back on your feet ready for another wild night in no time, maybe even by the next night.


Got any hangover hacks? Leave them in the comments below!