The champagne, wine and booze may be flowing this holiday party season. But listen to Dr. Mehmet Oz’s personal hack, and you could avoid having a single hangover this year. That’s right, Dr. Oz has a hangover cure for you. Take notes.
“First off, never have two [alcoholic] drinks in a row,” the star told Us earlier this month at the 13th annual L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Awards in NYC. “You have a drink and then water. A drink and then water — equal amounts — so it slows you down.”
Besides cutting down on how much you have time to drink, the strategy works in another way too. As the Dr. Oz Show host shares, hangovers come from dehydration. “Your brain is like a walnut,” he notes. “If it dries out, it’s bouncing around that coconut skull, it hurts. Hydration.”
As for stopping yourself from overindulging in the endless array of appetizers and cookies holiday fetes seem to bring, the health expert has you covered there too. “Don’t double fist it,” says Oz. “If you’re going to have food, eat it. If you’re going to have a drink, drink. But don’t do both at the same time.” This technique also helps you stay social, he notes: “It leaves one hand free to shake people’s hands.”
Over the years, Dr. Oz has advised everyone from then-candidate Donald Trump to Wendy Williams about their health on his syndicated talk show. He’s also given Us his best tips for sticking to New Year’s resolutions.
When it comes to his own New Year’s resolutions for 2019, the 58-year-old M.D. is planning to focus on more than his health. “I think all of us have an obligation to speak more honestly with each other,” he says. “Sometimes I sugar coat things. I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, but I think I do them more harm sometimes by not telling them exactly what they should be thinking. They can disagree with what I’m saying, but I owe it to them to tell them that. I think all of us could do better at that.”
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