Sunday, 12 February 2012

The hangover cure

We all like a good drink once in a while right? It’s a great social, and it’s nice to just forget about the gym and healthy eating for a night right? I’m constantly looking for ways that can minimise the effect a night out on the lash has on your training. To me the actual night out isn’t the problem (I never normally would be in the gym on a Saturday night anyway) but it’s the following day that could potentially screw things up!
You spend most of the day in bed, missing meals and you miss a gym session. What if there were two things you could take to crush the hangover effect and get you back on your feet in no time? You’d probably want in! Well have a look at this….

green tea – why?  We all know green tea has a whole array of health benefits, but in particular it acts as a powerful antioxidant. Helping your body break down alcohol and exercise induced free-radicals. It also has detoxifying properties and contains a small amount of caffeine, which can help ‘wake’ your entire body from your post-party trauma.

milk thistle – why? A common supplement that’s been used for over 2000 years. It’s noted for its benefits on liver health. It protects the liver and helps improve its function. Since alcohol is moved to the liver to be broken down, the liver really could do with a helping hand from this supplement. This in turn helps the body to detox itself.
Back to reality, this isn’t the ultimate hangover cure and needs a lot more research. It certainly won’t reverse the effects of a hangover in a matter of minutes like a magic potion, but it could help get you on your way again….