Hack your hangover: how to eliminate hangover in record time

by | Sep 2, 2022 | Tricia Williams, Wellness

There’s just nothing worse than a rough hangover and waking up dehydrated with a pounding headache. With Summer, we tend to relax our otherwise healthy lifestyles somewhat and let a couple more drinks than usual slip by. The day after will often come with a side of cravings for junk foods like cheeseburgers, fries, pizza and then some, but not so fast. These foods are highly acidic, so they aren’t just bad choices in general, they can make you feel even worse after drinking.

Alcohol upsets our digestive system causing our stomachs to produce more acid than normal, so when you reach for that burger or pizza after a big night out, you can really disrupt your acid / alkaline balance. Your liver will be working overtime trying to rid you of the toxins that alcohol bring as well, so you really want to focus on refueling your body with hydrating, alkalizing foods, and drinks to help your liver and body do its job and offset the damage that was done

Before you even pop the cork, there are some things to keep in mind that can really help prevent, or at least lessen the severity of your hangover.

One glass of water for every alcoholic drink, this one is so simple, yet easy to forget. Make sure you get a glass of good old H2o with each alcoholic drink you intake, your liver and head will thank you tomorrow.

Supplement with NAC before you start drinking. This amino acid boosts the master antioxidant glutathione in your body which supports your detox pathways, protects your liver from the damaging effects of alcohol and can decrease the symptoms of alcohol.
Drink gluten-free Beer and whiskey are made from gluten-containing grains and there for way more inflammatory than for example wine, champagne, or tequila.
Drink sugar-free Alcohol is most often packed with sugar which will mess with your sleep and is also more inflammatory than low sugar options. At Daily Dose we recommend Dry Farm Wines high quality and sugar free varieties.

best hacks

If the damage has been done and you wake up feeling rough, here are Daily Dose best hacks to eliminate hangovers:

Have eggs for breakfast
Eggs are packed with B12 and hardworking amino acids, like Cysteine and Taurine. Cysteine gets rid of the toxins that cause hangovers and Taurine boosts liver function, so eggs are a great idea the day after. If available to you, try to go for the organic and pasture-raised kinds.

Get your potassium
Avocados, dates, and leafy greens contain potassium which is an important electrolyte that is probably depleted after a night of drinking. Try them together with frozen berries (we love wild blueberries that are packed with antioxidants) and your choice of clean nut milk for a refreshing smoothie that will help you feel restored and renewed.

Sip Bone Broth or Miso Soup
Bone broth and miso soup can be super helpful when it comes to replenishing sodium and hydration levels, also, you will appreciate their salty and comforting warmth. The probiotics in miso soup can also help calm your stomach.

Watermelon
Extremely refreshing, watermelon is a delicious way to replenish your hydration and potassium levels as well as boosting blood circulation. 


Dark, leafy greens
It may not be what you crave, but dark leafy greens (think spinach and kale) are packed with vitamin C, folic acid and antioxidants and they support liver enzymes. You will benefit from getting it in! Try adding them to a hearty salad or a nutrient-rich smoothie.

Lemons & homemade electrolytes
Lemons are alkaline which can help balance out the extra acid you produced while drinking and support liver function. Squeeze it into your morning water, extra points for adding a high-quality sea salt to your lemon water for a simple electrolyte booster.

Tricia Williams

Tricia Williams

Tricia Williams is a talented Chef recognized as a leader in the fields of Nutrition and Holistic Health. Some years ago, Tricia founded Food Matters, a boutique, nutritionally-sound meal delivery service. Closely collaborating with her clients’ coaches, integrative physicians, and nutritionists, Tricia was able to successfully tailor meal plans that met both their taste preferences and their health goals.

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Tricia Williams

Tricia Williams is a talented Chef recognized as a leader in the fields of Nutrition and Holistic Health. Some years ago, Tricia founded Food Matters, a boutique, nutritionally-sound meal delivery service. Closely collaborating with her clients’ coaches, integrative physicians, and nutritionists, Tricia was able to successfully tailor meal plans that met both their taste preferences and their health goals.
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