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May 17, 2021
As the holidays come to a close, recovering from the season’s celebrations is everyone’s top priority. With parties left and right, it’s not hard to miss the effect that these occasions have left on our waistlines and health.
The hard truth is, there’s no easy way to recover from the numerous holiday feasts. While the past few weeks may have been the reason to eat and drink in excess, now is the time to get back in shape.
By adopting some of the small and manageable changes below, you can feel recharged to tackle the new decade with a sound mind and a healthy body.
Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it makes you want to visit the restroom more often. Loss of fluid may then lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, and these can contribute to a hangover. So, make sure to drink plenty of water after waking up to flush all those toxins out of your body.
It is also advisable to drink electrolyte-rich fluids—coconut water, sports drinks, or smoothies. They will help restore the lost salt and potassium. 
2. Get enough sleep
Too much food and alcohol can interfere with sleep and decrease sleep quality. A lack of it causes fatigue, headaches, and irritability, which are all symptoms of a hangover. So, if you woke up with a terrible headache, just go back to sleep and get some more rest. 
3. Take a hot shower
Hot showers stimulate blood circulation, which helps to flush out toxins from your body. This is because water creates physical pressure on the body so it increases the capacity of our heart. Consider this more like a light exercise and an excellent work out for your heart. 
4. Fill up on fiber and protein
If you want to get back in shape, it’s important to keep your blood sugar levels stable, so you don’t overeat. To keep hunger at bay, have three meals and two snacks a day. Make sure that every time you eat, you’re consuming a combination of fiber and protein to stay fuller longer.
A good breakfast is one of the most popular remedies for hangover, and for good reason—breakfast can help regulate blood sugar levels. Alcohol increases lactic acid, resulting in a drop in your blood sugar level, which will then trigger hangover symptoms such as nausea and headaches. 
5. Take a vitamin B-complex supplement
Alcohol and the unhealthy, simple carb-loaded holiday dishes deplete your body’s source of B vitamins, which may cause pangangalay or nerve glitch problems. To regain the lost nutrients, a vitamin B-complex supplement is essential to help maintain good health and well-being.
Composed of three key B-vitamins, B1 (Thiamine), B6 (Pyridoxine), and B12 (Cobalamin), Pharex B-Complex helps with the prevention and treatment of vitamin B deficiency.  Plus, vitamins B1 and B6 are known as the “hangover vitamins,” which may help relieve you from a night of indulgence due to their mood-boosting effect. 
Jumpstart 2020 with Pharex B-Complex at an SRP of Php 4.25 per tablet. May you have a Happy, glitch-free New Year!
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