This year BYOB has a new meaning: To help you and your digestive system survive holiday season overindulgence
For most of us the holidays mean throwing caution to the wind when it comes to our diets; after all, ‘tis the season to eat drink and be merry’! But what happens when merry turns into weary due to a wretched hangover even if you didn’t even overdo the booze.
Most people associate hangovers solely with alcohol, but the more common form of overindulgence actually has to do with food: eating too much fatty, fried, salty, spicy, sugary or starchy food, or simply overstuffing yourself, can wreak havoc on your digestive system. Symptoms may include: bloating, sluggishness, abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea or gas, topped off by an overwhelming feeling of regret.
While your first instinct may be to reach for quick fix over the counter remedies, these drugs may have side effects and most cannot be taken long term. However, there are natural alternatives to help ease the onset of symptoms and even prevent hangovers from food or alcohol.