Overindulged? Here’s How to Keep Your Summer Fun on Track
BBQs, festivals and cocktails on the beach – there are lots of good reasons we might find ourselves overindulging this season. It may seem like a good idea at the time but the next morning you can feel quite differently after mixing your mojitos and margaritas!
The effects of overindulgence can leave us with indigestion, a headache, nausea and feeling exhausted.
This is because when we consume rich foods and alcohol, we make our liver work harder to clean out toxins. With over 500 jobs to perform, the liver plays a vital role in our overall health and wellbeing, so it’s essential you support your liver, particularly when you overindulge in food and drink.
The after effects of occasional overindulgence don’t have to spoil your summer fun, follow our top tips and bounce back quickly.
Eat a nourishing breakfast
When you’ve had too much to drink, your body needs to recalibrate and replace lost vitamins and minerals. So if you can stomach a nutritious breakfast like poached egg on wholemeal bread, go for it! If you’re not up to anything cooked, choose a cereal fortified with vitamins and minerals or a bit of toast with Marmite to boost your vitamin B levels.
Drinking alcohol dehydrates your body of fluids which need to be replenished. Drinking plenty of water will help you feel better and sooner. If you fancy something a little more flavoursome, try coconut water – it’s packed with potassium! Or add some lemon to plain water for a refreshing drink with added liver-boosting antioxidants.
Go for a brisk walk
Exercise can help you recover from a hangover but you may not be feeling like a two hour session at the gym. Better still, get out in fresh air and get those endorphins pumping with a brisk walk or a jog to boost your mood and help your body get rid of remaining toxins.
Opt for peppermint tea
If you’re feeling nauseous or bloated, a cup of peppermint tea could help relieve your discomfort. Peppermint has long been used as a natural remedy for indigestion symptoms like cramping and bloating. So as well as being hydrating, it can help soothe an upset stomach.
Take a Milk Thistle herbal remedy
Milk Thistle is a trusted herbal remedy that has been used traditionally to treat liver disorders naturally for over two millennia. As well as synthesising a protein which supports the liver, Milk Thistle stops damaging toxins from entering the liver and can help remove them.
Try Milk Thistle tablets to give your liver some much needed support after indulging in rich foods and alcohol.
For assured quality and safety, choose a milk thistle remedy with THR approval like HRI Milk Thistle.
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