If you are partaking in the St. Patty’s Day festivities here are 13 ways to help deal with that hangover— or even prevent it from happening in the first place!

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1. Go one for one. It’s no secret that drinking water can help deflect that pounding AM headache (pretty much the opposite of a good morning). Tissues around the brain are mostly made of water, and dehydration will shrink these tissues, creating pressure in the head. Alcohol can lead to dehydration, so make sure to continuously drink water throughout the night [1]. Try matching each alcoholic drink with one glass of water to avoid that next-day pain.

2. Chow down. No, just because beer has calories doesn’t mean it counts as dinner. Drinking on an empty stomach will allow alcohol toabsorb faster, so try getting in a good meal with lots of healthy carbsbefore breaking out the bottle. Some research even shows a stomach full of food may help keep blood alcohol content at a lower level [2].

3. Keep it light. Darker drinks like red wine or rum contain congeners(substances produced during fermentation), which may contribute tocausing hangovers. Skip the whiskey in favor of vodka or a glass of white wine!

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