Ask Geri: the Holiday Hangover
A warm cup of soothing and delicious bone broth provides the building blocks for glutathione, which helps support your liver function. It will also provide much needed electrolytes, as well as protein and collagen to help stabilize your blood sugar.
Many people ring in the new year with an alcoholic toast (or two!), however, alcohol is dehydrating and can lead to electrolyte imbalances, sleep disruptions, and contribute to leaky gut.
Some of those side effects result in depletion of magnesium, electrolytes, and B vitamins, which is probably how alcohol contributes to weakening the immune system.
Very often someone may take Tylenol to alleviate a headache associated with a hangover, but keep in mind that Tylenol metabolism requires a lot of glutathione, a liver supportive antioxidant. When your body is busy working on detoxifying alcohol, it’s easy to add insult to injury with a pain reliever like Tylenol (acetaminophen).
A warm cup of soothing and delicious bone broth provides the building blocks for glutathione, which helps support your liver function. It will also provide much needed electrolytes, as well as protein and collagen to help stabilize your blood sugar. Low blood sugar can occur from alcohol consumption which contributes to hangover symptoms.
At Azuluna Foods, we encourage responsibility across the board; responsibility to our land, our animals, and our customers, and alcohol consumption is no exception (please drink responsibly this holiday season), but we need to be thinking responsibly about everything we put into our body.
So, if a bit of overindulgence occurs, always have your bone broth on hand to support your body and to help you wake up every morning, whether you drank alcohol the night before or not, feeling refreshed and ready to start the day.
You know the old saying that when you give someone who’s inebriated a cup of coffee, you just wind up with an alert drunk? Well instead of coffee think bone broth. Bone broth for your after party!
Here’s to the start of a great New Year! Raise a cup of bone broth for a delicious cup of cheer!
Always in health,
RD MPH CDN
With over 30 years of combined corporate and private experience: as the former Director of Nutrition at the Atkins Center in New York City, as a former Professor at the University Bridgeport, and in a thriving private practice, Geri has cemented herself as a powerful practitioner and educator with a precise and authoritative command over integrative functional nutrition.