|Eggplant and tomato sauce with pasta|
Food Diary (December 06, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Eggplant and tomato sauce with pasta
Dinner: Curried potatoes, carrots and peas, rolled oats with raisins and sunflower seeds
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Nasi Lemak Lover
Cranberry and Green Tea Financiers
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
I have read numerous article in search of tips on how to prevent hangovers. With the festive season in full swing this timely article has some useful tips, one of which I had never heard of previously.
1. Plan Ahead for a Day of Drinking: hangovers rarely strike when drinking at source such as at wineries, breweries and distilleries. Drinking at source is usually planned which includes meals and water and these counteract the harmful effects of alcohol. I suppose planning meals in your evening would help
2. Eat and Drink Water Early On: hangovers occur because of dehydration, sugar and the quantity of alcohol consumed. To lessen the effects of your hangover grab a bite and drink water before or while drinking. I also find it quite helpful to drink lots of water before going to bed. A friend of mine suggested drinking a litre of milk before going to bed. I have never tried this
3. Build a Tolerance: this is good advise, get more practice. For example if you drink wine everyday your liver will metabolize wine easily. If you go out often your tolerance will increase.
4. Avoid Sugar Bombs: Too much sugar will result in a hangover. Look for drinks that are made without much added sugar.
5. Get to Know Your Bartender: seek out the best restaurants and bartenders. The article does not explain why this is so. I am guessing if you are drinking cocktails then it helps but if you are drinking alcohol that does not require mixing this probably makes little difference
6. Drink What Your Body Can Handle: Each person has a unique metabolism and tolerance for different types of alcohol. For example a serious juniper allergy means gin is forbidden while some grain based drinks may be less suitable for you.
A tried and tested but seldom practiced tip is having a drink or two the morning after. Your hangover will disappear as you get tipsy and eventually drunk!