Did you know that a lot of Eastern Europeans take a spoonful of oil before drinking? Apparently it guards against a killer hangover.
But, if you want to avoid the dreaded hangover after Paddy’s Day (or any day for that matter), there are less extreme ways of doing so – none of which involve taking a shot of olive oil.
According to the co-author of The Secret To Skinny and The Nutrition Twins, incorporating heart-healthy good fats, like nuts and avocados into your pre-party-time meal is the way forward.
Avocados are particularly good because they contain high levels of potassium. This means you’re getting a head start on replacing the potassium lost during alcohol consumption.
Eating heavy meals might mean it takes you longer to feel the effects of alcohol, but it also gives your body extra time to process the drink’s by products, increasing your chances of dodging that hangover in the morning.
So remember, always eat healthy fats before you drink.