It’s the holiday season so it’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeve when it comes to getting back on track after a few too many Christmas drinks!
Everyone’s favourite Kardashian sister has just shared her hangover remedies on her website, khloewithak.com, so we’ve asked our experts to chip in and explain why they are winners:
Get In Position
The last thing you might want to do in the morning after a boozy night out is do exercise, but Khloe advises to do some chilled yoga positions if you can manage it:
If the thought of yoga isn’t vomit-inducing, then try doing child’s pose. The position is said to stimulate the circulation of lymph, a fluid in your body that helps remove toxins, AKA all that alcohol you drank last night.
Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at SuperfoodUK.com explains:
The movement from the likes of yoga and Pilates will help to increase blood flow to all parts of your body, but importantly, your liver. The more blood that passes through, the quicker your liver can detoxify the alcohol. The sweating will help to eliminate the toxins through your skin!
Down Some Water
Sometimes the simplest tricks are the best, Khloe says that water is going to be your absolute BFF when you’re hanging and also suggests trying coconut and lemon water as well as ginger and mint tea.
Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading nutritionist and author of ‘Natural Alternatives to Sugar’ (Amazon, £7.17) adds:
Drink Water! Even mild dehydration can lead to ‘hangover’ symptoms including fatigue, headache and bad moods. Nutrients cannot move into cells, and wastes cannot move out of the body, without water as a vital means of transportation. Alcohol and caffeine can cause the body to excrete too much water, along with nutrients such as Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamins B and C. These nutrients are particularly needed to help to restore your energy levels and support detoxification by your liver.
Banish Those Toxins
Once you’ve managed to emerge from your duvet cover, re-energising your body is vital. Khloe knows how to get back on track with a nutritious breakfast:
Post-party, your body may be low on potassium and blood sugar, so opt for a banana and bagel to gain back the respective lost nutrients. Eggs are another good option because they are easy on the stomach and break down toxins in your body.
If you don’t feel that you can face food just yet, get your nutrients with some bone broth, Shona says:
If you make your own broth or stock at home using animal bones, vegetables and a pinch or two of sea salt, you could do worse than drinking a cup or two of this the morning after. Bone broth contains lots of minerals that are naturally released from the bones during cooking – and these, together with the salt, could help to fight fatigue and boost your energy levels. The amino acids it contains can help to soothe the gut lining too.