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Avoid hangovers and know your limits with our summer drinking guide

Many people love a drink in the sunshine. Avoid a hangover and stay well with our summer drinking guide.
Cocktails and BBQ
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Many people love a drink in the sunshine. Avoid a hangover and stay well with our summer drinking guide.

by Thomas Cox

The Great British Summer is here! (For now at least.)

That means it’s time to get some friends together, light up the BBQ, put some ice cold beers in the chiller, and prepare to make some of your favorite cocktails.

Of course, drinking in the sunshine means hangovers – and no one likes a hangover. So, without further ado, here is our summer drinking guide to help you avoid one.

Stay hydrated

It goes without saying that when the weather is hot it’s important to make sure you stay hydrated. However, if you’re drinking alcohol it’s doubly important.

Drink soft drinks in between alcoholic beverages. Still, non-fizzy drinks are best as fizzy drinks can increase the absorption of alcohol into your system.

Staying hydrated will not only help deal with any potential hangovers, it will also help you to regulate how quickly you absorb alcohol. This will help you to know your limits and avoid making any help to avoid any potential embarrassment in front of your friends and family.

Avoid an empty stomach

Despite what some might say, eating is definitely not cheating.

Eating food high in carbohydrates or fats help slow the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream.

Sorry! There is no real hangover cure

There are lots of tried and tested hangover cures, but the best way to keep a hangover at bay is to prevent it in the first place.

Knowing your limits and knowing when to stop is the best way to do this.

Drinking in excess can often lead to short term health impacts, such as injuries or impaired judgement so it is important to pay attention if you start to feel drunk so that you don’t get out of control.

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