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A pounding head doesn’t have to ruin your post-party day – there are plenty of science-backed natural strategies to help blow away the cobwebs


Words Laura Potter. Photographs Stocksy, iStock

Why the hangover?

Hangover symptoms (you know the drill: fatigue, dry mouth, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, shakiness and low mood) tend to kick in when your blood alcohol content (BAC) significantly drops, usually the morning after drinking. As your BAC falls, production of glucose is suppressed, making you feel weak and emotional. Alcohol also increases levels of acetaldehyde, which is produced as the body breaks down ethanol, and is up to 30 times more toxic than ethanol itself. The impact? Nausea, hot flushes and a rapid heartbeat. Welcome to hangover hell.

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Keep a cool head with our calm Christmas issue! Inside, you’ll find expert-approved tips on surviving the stresses of the festive period and morning after hacks to treat both a booze and beauty hangover. We investigate the power of winter workouts, discover how you can reclaim your sex drive, and TV Chef Gizzi Erskine tells us why it’s OK not to feel body positive all the time. Plus, our veggie festive food special is crammed with all you need to eat, drink and still be merry come the Big Day. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!