"An herb called milk thistle supports the liver, so taking it before your drink can help your body process alcohol better." The longer it takes for the toxins from the alcohol to exit your body, the longer your hangover symptoms will last.
By supplementing with milk thistle, especially before you drink, you're prepping your body to expedite this process.
If you go to a bar hoping to meet someone, a Bushwick, NY bartender says that the most essential thing is to focus on having a good time—not desperately perusing the scene. “People think so much about who they should have in their group when they go out, where they should go, who they should be around—you always ultimately want to be the one having a good time. “In New York, that’s a given.” Alcohol can bring out the most cynical parts of us, but you should rein it in on a date. ’ He gave me a weird look and said that he hadn’t been in for a long time.
“One weekend a guy came in on a date who I recognized having come in recently,” a server at a Manhattan bar says.
Downing a green juice before you drink will do wonders for your body.
Alcohol dehydrates you and robs your body of electrolytes and nutrients.
The study also found that pears can also lower cholesterol and reduce constipation and inflammation.
You can find pear juice in specialty stores, but you'll likely do just as well with the fruit itself.
"Believe it or not, there are effects that pears may have on the amount of blood alcohol after an alcoholic drink," lead researcher Professor Manny Noakes told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
But sipping fresh juice will flood your body with vitamins and minerals, boosting your defenses when you switch over to alcohol.
“If you don’t feel like having a green juice after you drink, get that nutrition in beforehand," says Kerry Bajaj, a certified health coach at Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City.
Ideally, you should be consistently drinking water while you're boozing—but that's easier said than done.
“At the end of the night before you go to bed, you can get distracted and forget to," notes Bajaj.