If you're going to be drinking for Cinco de Mayo and/or the Kentucky Derby this weekend, here are a few things you can do ahead of time so you don't feel terrible on Monday.
- Drink water. If you're going to follow any tip from this list, this one is it. Staying hydrated with WATER before, during and after you're done drinking will make you feel a lot better.
- Eat some carbs. Alcohol breaks down your body's stores of glycogen, which is a quick energy source stored in the liver. It's recommended you eat healthy fats and lean proteins before you go out.
- Take an antacid. When you drink, it causes your stomach to produce more acid. Drinking something like an Alka-Seltzer before you go out will help you combat that.
- Eat some yeast. I think this is the weirdest tip on this list.... Jim Koch, the guy who invented Sam Adams, swears by this. Supposedly if you mix active dry yeast in some yogurt before you go out drinking, it helps break down the alcohol in your stomach so you don't feel as terrible the next day.
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