How Herbal Tablets for a Hangover Can Help if You’ve Overdone It
Hands up if you’ve never had one more drink than you should have done?
Hmm, that’s not many of us!
Happily, Milk Thistle tablets can offer relief from a hangover if you’ve over-indulged on food and drink, helping the next morning’s recovery after big night out.
When you set off on a fun night out, you probably don’t intend to have too much to drink, but somehow one thing leads to another and before you know it – uh-oh! – you’re on your way to a hangover!
Of course, drinking excessively over the long-term will have a detrimental effect on your health. Liver disease is sadly the most common condition caused by too much alcohol, and affects a greater proportion of men than women.
However, occasional moderate drinking is very enjoyable and – if you plan ahead – will have less of an impact on your long-term health. If you have a special occasion coming up where you know that booze will be part of the fun, it’s worth stocking up on Milk Thistle tablets to help prepare for a better morning after the night before.
Milk Thistle tablets are designed to help your liver work as effectively as possible, even after alcohol. The liver performs many essential jobs including, combating infection, processing food from the intestine and detoxing the body of toxins – especially alcohol. To work well, the liver needs to be in the best condition possible.
Taking Care of Your Liver After a Big Night Out
Here are our top tips for making sure you look after your liver – without spoiling your fun!
1 Enjoy Alcohol in Moderation
It goes without saying that you should try and limit your intake of alcohol – try alternating each glass with a glass of water or adding an extra shot of mixer and loads of ice if you are drinking spirits. If you are drinking wine with a meal, make sure you finish one glass before refilling it, as constantly topping up your wine means it’s easy to lose track of just how much you’ve had.
2 Keep Hydrated with Healthy Fluids
People often choose a can of fizzy drink to replace some alcoholic drinks on a night out. However, carbonated drinks are often not great choices for your liver, as they tend to be very high in sugar and caffeine which makes the liver work harder. The best way to stay hydrated when drinking alcohol is to drink water – maybe ask the bar staff to add some slices of lemon and mint leaves so that it looks and tastes a bit less boring.
3 Eat Liver Friendly Foods
If you’ve had a few drinks, it’s very easy to round the evening off with some fast food, but unfortunately fatty foods also put a strain on the liver and could stop it performing its necessary functions – just when you need it to be on top form. Make sure you’ve eaten fresh fruit and vegetables such as a nice salad before you go out, including liver-boosting foods such as green leaves, avocado and garlic if possible (although possibly not just before a date!)
4 Watch Your Portions
Many of us inadvertently over-eat when we’re drinking. It’s so easy to lose track of what you’ve consumed – especially if you are eating a meal designed for sharing such as a curry, cheese board or tapas. Decide how much you want to eat and help yourself to stop when you have had enough. You could ask the waiter to clear your plate away once you’re done to remove the temptation of ‘just one more spoonful’ – and step away from the naan bread as, although it is delicious, it is rich in butter which your liver will find hard to process along with the alcohol.
5 Get Moving!
Doing a bit of physical activity during the evening will get your blood moving and help your body process alcohol better. If it’s safe, perhaps you could try walking to wherever you are meeting your friends, or get the cab to drop you off a couple of blocks away from the pub or party so that you start your evening with a little movement. Including a bit of energetic dancing will help you to feel better too, so you’re less likely to turn to comforting junk foods to round off the evening.
6 Don’t Scrimp on Sleep
Sleep is an essential component to maintaining a healthy body and mind, so if you know you have a big night ahead, try to make sure you have had a few early nights so that you’ve had plenty of sleep for a few days beforehand. Our bodies need 7 – 8 hours of good quality sleep each night to help them rest and regenerate.
7 Try a Milk Thistle Tablets At The End of The Evening
Taking Milk Thistle tablets straight after a big night out will support the health and functioning of your liver.
Milk Thistle is a herbal medicine used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional overindulgence of food and drink such as indigestion and upset stomach, based on traditional use only. HRI Milk Thistle contains extract of the active ingredient Silybum marianum, which comes from the Milk Thistle fruits. Sometimes referred to as ‘hangover tablets’, Milk Thistle tablets are traditionally used to help the body recalibrate following overindulgence in food and drink.
Whatever you choose to help avoid or relieve a hangover, have a safe and enjoyable evening. Cheers!
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