Here's how to survive Christmas party season and maintain a strong work performance instead of indulging in too much food and drink!
‘Work hard play hard’ springs to mind when the Christmas party season creeps up on but white I want to go to as many parties as possible I still want to maintain a strong performance at work!
The dreaded hangover will no doubt be a repeat offender during the month of December and there are a number of ways that you can speed up the ‘morning after’ recovery by making a few simple changes to your diet. So before you reach for a bacon sandwich and a coffee, here is my essential dietary guide to help you through the festive season.
Have you woken up with a headache? Two litres of water is the minimum you should be drinking every day. Alcohol will leave you dehydrated so keep drinking water. Before you go out, whilst you are out, when you get home and particularly when you wake up.
Coconut water is a great re-hydrator. Alcohol will leave your body low in essential salts and the electrolytes in coconut water make it a great, quick and easy hydration booster.
Brightly coloured fruits are loaded with potassium, an electrolyte that is often depleted due to the effects of alcohol, so incorporate some fruit into your breakfast or mid morning snack.
Do I mean a Bloody Mary? Not exactly but it is the tomato that helps the hangover rather than the vodka. Not only high in vitamin C but they also contain gluthathione, the substance the body produces to help counter-act hangover inducing toxins.
The good news is that although bacon isn’t going to help your hangover, eggs will! Eggs are full of amino acids and taurine will help boost liver function and cysteine will help breakdown acetaldehyde, also known as the chemical that causes headaches.
Great for detoxifying your liver, jam packed with folic acid, vitamin C and sulpher - all giving a helping hand to keep the hangover at bay.
I hope my survival guide is useful for your Christmas party season and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.