You wouldn’t have gotten through the last decade or so without it, but overdoing the sauce is notorious as a contributor to everything from liver damage to heart complications. Here we raise a glass to guilt-free tippling.
Rather than swapping every second drink for water – great in theory – the key to limiting the damage could be less about what you put in your glass, but rather the glass itself. According to intel from the University of Bristol, drinking from a straight rather than curved glass causes us to slow our drinking speed, reducing overall intake and giving the body a headstart in metabolising all that booze.
A Saturday hangover may be tradition, but there’s no reason you should suffer unnecessarily. Jittery Singaporean researchers discovered a double dose of coffee the morning after the party before not only blows the cobwebs away but reduces your risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 per cent. Confine your caffeine habit to weekends for an espresso ticket to reclaiming your mornings.