The post-diwali hangover? Easy tips to detoxify the liver

Although it varies from person to person, a hangover usually causes dehydration, trouble sleeping or insomnia, stomach problems including indigestion, and even inflammation.

New Delhi: Diwali is over and it is also a time to get together with family and friends, have fun, drink and eat happily.

Not that it can’t be done otherwise, but the festive vibes can’t be replaced, and so the excessive drinking and eating. And now that the celebrations are over, it’s time to assess the alcohol overdose and hangover that now weighs on your health.

What are the symptoms of a hangover?

Whether it’s feeling sluggish or having a headache, acidity, weakness and excessive thirst are the signs that are the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption.

Other symptoms of a hangover are:

  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Nausea
  • Stomach ache
  • vertigo
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Anxiety
  • feeling irritable
  • Sweat
  • Increased blood pressure

Although it varies from person to person, a hangover usually causes dehydration, trouble sleeping or insomnia, stomach problems including indigestion, and even inflammation.

Ways to overcome a hangover and detoxify the liver

So, to detox after a hangover and cleanse your liver, follow these simple tips:

  • Do not starve: After eating too many fried and sugary foods for the festivities, now is the time to start eating healthy and in good quantity. Start with fruit for breakfast to energize the body. Nutritionists and dietitians always call for having plenty of green tea to cleanse the system. Also, go back to normal homemade food to get all the nutrition.
  • Stay hydrated: Alcohol can dehydrate you, so it’s important to keep drinking water to replenish your organs and make sure they’re working well. do some detox drinks like hot water with lemon which would help flush toxins from your system and cleanse the liver. Since lemons are packed with citrus, they stimulate the digestive system and work well for detoxification.
  • Drink lots of green tea: Green tea is good for digestion and weight loss. But it also helps to keep the body balanced after having a hangover. Green tea is a great substitute for your morning cup of black tea with milk as it stops acidity and provides much-needed antioxidants to the body to aid in quick digestion. If you add honey to it, green tea will also nourish and moisturize the body.
  • Buttermilk: The best way to treat a hangover is to drink buttermilk or chaas. This drink, made from curd, water, salt, cumin and some herbs, gives a feeling of freshness to the stomach and speeds up the digestion process.
  • Vegetable salad: If you want to eat something light for a few days to balance digestion and detoxify the liver, it is best to eat a vegetable salad made of nutritious tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots and olives which are also low in calories.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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