Super Bowl Parties, Super Bowl Celebrations, Super Bowl Beer. That has been the buzz in the salon this week. Both home and pub gatherings will begin early in the day, and wrap up a win or defeat to fans late into the night. Bets will be placed, pots of chili will simmer, and more beer will be consumed than gets drunk all year long.
But what about Monday? Headaches, dehydration, and zero productivity will greet all fans, come Monday morning. With a little prior knowledge and little attention to a few details, you might just come out a winner. Are you game?
Water, of course, is going to be one of your supporting antidotes, so try to throw down a few slugs in between those bottles of brew. But there is more. That big pot of chili on the stove has a few antidotes of its own in it.
- Chili peppers are powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and are loaded with immune fighting properties
- Turmeric’s polyphenol pigmentation prohibits cellular dysfunction and is an anti-inflammatory
- Garlic combats invaders such as bacteria, parasites and viruses due to its presence of polysulfide
- Tomatoes with their rich lycopene properties are also powerful antioxidants that have been known to ward off malignancy
The biggest problem with morning after drinking is the havoc it wreaks on our immune system. Couple that with one of the coldest winters we have had in a long time, you might be inviting more than a hangover to visit you.
Now its not all bad news if you are drinking beer alone and not throwing down shots with it; beer is loaded with barley, hops, sometimes wheat and brewers yeast, which is loaded with amino acids. All good things. But the hangover is not a result of the drink itself; it is primarily due to the alcohol content. Alcohol is severely dehydrating, and that is what causes the headaches.
So, if you make a serious effort to drink a glass of water after each beer you drink, and a huge bowl of homemade chili with all those wonderful ingredients, you will be amazed how much better Monday arrives after Super Bowl Sunday this year.
Oh, and just a bonus on the chili peppers: since they speed up blood flow and stir the release of endorphins, you will have a potent aphrodisiac ready and waiting, should your wife or girlfriend be also.
Have a blast, and may your team win!