How to prevent a Wine Hangover

If you are a wine lover, you have probably had a night or two where you drink too much wine hence the dreaded wine hangover…yes the glass was practically filling itself the whole night!

It’s not a hangover…It’s Wine Flu

Few points to remember, and avoid the wine hangover the next time you spend time with good company enjoying good wine.

  • Drink Water – Alcohol dehydrate you according to health.com, drinking a glass of water after every glass of wine will keep you hydrated and increase the chance of feeling your perfect self the next morning.
  • Eat Something – Eating an hour before enjoying your wine helps to absorb the alcohol, the best options are food with high-fat and carbs, but don’t stress if you would prefer a healthy choice go for fish containing healthy fatty acids like salmon, trout or mackerel. While enjoying your wine snack on cheese and nuts.
  • Know your limits – A hangover is the body’s natural way of clearing the toxins in your body. Because the human brain has a late reaction to alcohol, you might get drunk without feeling tipsy. So knowing when to say NO will be very beneficial to you in the morning.
  • Choose your wine – Wine Folly suggests the following types of red wine to limit that dreaded Wine Hangover. Dry Reds with lower alcohol 12.5-13.5%  Moderate Tannins like Cabernet Sauvignon, or we recommend Le Pommier Red Blend, an easy drinking red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Spend a little more, – bulk or flavored wines tend to have more wine additives.

If all else fails, try this Ancient Egyptian Wisdom cure ?

Drink a large cup of goat’s milk or eat garlic
Drink lots of water

Drink wine slowly, and cup of water after every 2 or 3 cups of wine
Eat salty food and bread
Eat meat and fish and avoid sweet drinks and honey
Eat raw Cabbage

Drink a cup of water and eat an orange or lemon
Empty your bladder
Eat a pinch of charcoal
Go for a slow walk

As Ben Franklin once said: “The discovery of wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” So go on and enjoy this great discovery called wine!

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