Wait, what if I told you that I had the ACTUAL hangover cure?
That’s right, would you be excited?… Promise, the literal BEST hangover cure on the planet.
I mean let’s be real, I sure as hell had those days in college drinking a little too much…so it’s entirely appropriate to say that I’ve had a few hangovers. & they SUCK.
Nowadays, ( look at me being all grown-up ) I do anything & everything to AVOID hangovers. They are unhealthy, annoying, & screw up my AM workout.
So one random Saturday night I was in bed, drinking Pinot Noir, casually watching Game Of Thrones, eating watermelon jerky & cinnamon popcorn…& OH, YOU KNOW, HANGING OUT WITH MY BEST FRIEND — Suzanne Somers.
If you don’t know about me & Suzanne‘s relationship, let me explain: Suzanne Somers is an INSANE role model. She’s VERY well read/experienced in all things health & wellness.
Basically I’m obsessed with her in every way.
One of my favorite Suzanne book quotes:
“People are so busy counting calories. I think we should be busy counting chemicals. Where’s the tipping point? There’s the air freshener. There’s what you’re cleaning your house with. Pest sprays…all poison. The chlorine that you’re using. The fluoride in the water… And then you’re eating food that is not organic. You’re putting on skin care that’s all chemicals…Well, guess what? That’s going to go somewhere. It drops into the bloodstream…”
Technically my BF & I weren’t actually hanging out…she was ‘talking’ to me on her YouTube channel…but that’s neither here nor there because it most certainly FELT like we were hanging out…you know?
…Or maybe it was the Pinot.
I’m not a creep, I swear.
Anyway, I stumbled across her YouTube & Instagram one night & well, I sat in front of the computer for about 6 hours watching her stuff. What I like about Suzanne Somers ( & no this isn’t sponsored by SS, I just live for her ) is that she’s relatable.
Ok so the word ‘relatable’ makes me want to punch myself in the face. Like it’s sort of the most overused word in 2016…BUT she is just SO relatable.
…& she’s also fun because she talks about alcohol. HA.
Suzanne says the best alcohol women can drink is 100% agave tequila. You can watch her whole video on the topic but pretty much she says she noticed weight gain around 45…….from WINE. Ya, that’s right — she states that too much wine is not good for women.
:: sips Pinot ::
After that glass of red though, I made a commitment to be more open-minded with my alcohols. Let’s just say tequila has been a theme the past two months & I feel much better after two tequilas on the rocks with lemon, lime, & a splash of Cointreau ( salted rim too PLZ ) vs. wine.
Sad, I know. But Suzanne is on to something. The tequila thing is working for me thus far.
THEN SHE GOES ON TO SAY SHE HAS THE HANGOVER CURE. This cure is also known…wait for it…to help with a food hangover too. Ate too much at the county fair? Too much sausage pineapple pizza? Binged on In & Out, Flaming Hot Cheetos, & light beer over the weekend?
Got you covered. Presenting……….
The Hangover Elixir
+ directions: mix the ascorbic acid powder with water & ice, STIR/STIR/STIR. After sipping on that, swallow three ALA capsules. I like to do this routine after I’ve eaten something small!
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After a night out on the town, I ALWAYS drink this in a huge-ass Mason jar with a straw. It works. I don’t know why, it just does. Her favorite doctor has raved about this concoction for years. The mixture of the ascorbic acid powder with the ALA helps so, SO much when you’re feeling not so hot.
Other benefits of the mixture? Ascorbic acid benefits include: “prevention and treatment of scurvy, treatment of the common cold, boosting the immune system, lowering hypertension, the treatment of lead toxicity, curing cataracts, treatment of cancer, combating stroke, maintaining elasticity of the skin, ETC.”
As for ALA, “the benefits of ALA can appear near miraculous…the antioxidant also fights off alcohol hangovers.”
Ultimately I’m just not one of those ‘drink coffee’ to cure a hangover type of people. In fact, I feel like the coffee makes it worse? Is it just me?
Peppermint tea & ginger tea are ALWAYS fantastic the day after a bender too.
Does anyone else have a secret hangover tip? Would love to share it with my BF, Suzanne.
– lauryn x