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It’s that time of year! The time we overindulge in food, gifts, and booze! With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season who has time for a hangover? The better question is…who wants a hangover?
I learned this hangover regimen from a functional medicine clinician and was surprised that it actually worked.
Immediately before your first drink: Take one activated charcoal tablet with 8 oz of water
Before Bed: Take one activated charcoal tablet with 12 oz of water before bed. For extra benefit substitute water with coconut water. Coconut water contains electrolytes and antioxidants necessary for replenishing and re-hydrating your body.
Why Activated Charcoal?
Theoretically, activated Charcoal is suggested to bind onto toxins preventing their absorption. In the Emergency room, doctors may use activated charcoal to treat overdoses or poisonings. Activated Charcoal is thought to bind to the toxins in alcohol ingredients (sulfites/sugars) preventing their absorption. Add some extra hydration with electrolytes to the mix and you just may wake up feeling like yourself!
Now that your hangover is prevented, try out these two ingredient cocktails!
You can’t go wrong with this cocktail! It’s refreshing and not too sweet!
Mix: 2 oz of cranberry vodka with 6 oz of ginger beer
Here is a cocktail that will get the party started! You definitely don’t want to forget your hangover cocktail before this one!
Mix: 2oz of fireball whiskey with 3oz of apple cider
Sangria recipes always look like you went the extra mile! This recipe keeps it cheap and easy, while still giving you the fancy finish!
Mix: Equal parts of red wine (Merlot, Cabernet) with ginger ale
Garnish with fresh fruit: Oranges, limes, cranberries to give it that festive feel
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