1. Go one for one--It’s no secret that drinking water can help a morning headache. Tissues around the brain are mostly made of water and dehydration will shrink them. That's what creates pressure in the head. Alcohol can lead to dehydration, so make sure to drink water throughout the night. Try matching each alcoholic drink with one glass of water to avoid any pain.
2. Chow down--Just because beer has calories doesn’t mean it counts as dinner. Drinking on an empty stomach will let alcohol to absorb faster, so try getting in a good meal with lots of healthy carbs before breaking out the bottle. A stomach full of food could also help keep blood alcohol content at a lower level.
3. Keep it light--Darker drinks like red wine or rum have substances produced during fermentation that can contribute to causing hangovers. Skip the whiskey in favor of vodka or a glass of white wine!
4. Stay classy--More expensive liquors have less filler congeners, so pass on the well liquor and take it up a notch with some top-shelf booze.
5. Take a multivitamin--Drinking takes away nutrients in the body, including vitamin B12 and folate. Try popping a multivitamin to replenish what you lose from a night of drinking.
6. Skip the bubbles—Stay away from champagne or other alcohol that’s mixed with carbonated beverages. The bubbles could cause alcohol to be absorbed more quickly.
7. Down-dog--Breathing and meditation exercises in yoga can get oxygen flowing and blood pumping to help relieve stress.
8. Grab some potassium--When you're dehydrated, you lose not only water, but electrolytes, too. Get them back by snacking on potassium-rich foods like bananas or spinach.
9. Scramble eggs--Eggs contain taurine, which has been shown to reverse liver damage caused by a night of heavy boozing. Scramble them up with lots of veggies for added antioxidant power!
10. Sip ginger tea--Hangovers can come with an upset stomach. Settle that tummy by brewing a warm mug of ginger tea. Ginger has been shown to help fight nausea.
11. Refuel at the breakfast table--Alcohol will lead to a drop in blood sugar, so boost it back up with a glass of OJ in the morning!
12. Get some fresh air--Oxygen increases the rate that alcohol toxins are broken down, so get outdoors.