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The trip up: Too many cocktails

The trip up: Too many cocktails

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The trip up: Too many cocktails

You lost track of your martini intake last night, and you're paying for it today. It goes without saying that having a dry day is a good idea, but there are other ways to bounce back and prevent long-term damage to your liver. (And the next time you imbibe, stick to the daily two-drink maximum for women.)

Hydrate. This one's a no-brainer, but water is the only place to start, says Taylor. Next, look for something to replenish electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and magnesium. Though she doesn't usually recommend them, in this case, Taylor says sports drinks are OK. They'll help you rehydrate, especially if you don't like drinking water. 

Take vitamin C. One of the byproducts of alcohol metabolism is a toxin called acetaldehyde. Vitamin C, either in juice or 500-milligram tablet form, can help neutralize its effects, which include liver damage, says Taylor.

Eat cereal. Unsweetened cereal is a secret weapon, says Taylor, because it can help soothe your stomach. Plus, many varieties are fortified with B vitamins, which are crucial to overall health and can be lost to a night of tippling. 

 

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