Drinking is fun. Puking and hangovers are not. These are both facts of life, and cannot be changed however hard you may try. However there are ways of minimizing the chances of puking and the severity of said hangover. If you are just learning how to make jungle juice you’ll need to give every advantage to your body that you can. One surefire way to help yourself is to build a base in that belly of yours.
Not all food is created equal, anyone who has attended public schools can attest to that. Just as flavor varies with each type of food so does it’s ability to stave off hangovers and overly drunk bar goers. The biggest point is that sometimes you will sacrifice your favorite food for something with more beer soaking power. Today we will break down what makes a perfect base for hardcore party shenanigans.
-Beef, its generally has a good amount of grease and fat, both things that help to slow the body’s absorption of alcohol.
-Bread or buns, this is an integral part to any pre party base. This is the main part of the base that keep from you from having gurgling belches.
-Everyone loves a big helping of Taco Bell after a wild night, this does not make it a good base. It doesn’t absorb/block alcohol as well as you’d think, there’s a reason you eat this AFTER partying.
-Skip drinks with dinner, you’ll end up drunker than you planned. As you eat your metabolism speeds up, with this the rate you absorb alcohol increases as well. We’re aiming for a marathon not a drunken sprint.
-Do not overeat! While general wisdom would tell us if some is good more is better, not true. Eating to the point of being stuffed means there isn’t any room left, trying to shove lots of alcohol into an already overfilled tummy is a recipe for a crummy, uncomfortable night.
-While rice can soak up a ton of liquid in dry form, after being cooked its a diffrent story. Chinese food could possibly be the worst food to eat before a big night out.
Ideally before you head out you’ll grab a healthy size burger and fries. The beef will be greasy as it should be for a party animal’s belly. The bread and fries will have the right amount of starches to help your stomach make it through the night. Last but not least popping a few tums before you head out can help reduce the amount of acid in your stomach when you wake up, which will cut down on that stomach churning feeling.
Hopefully this will help you for the next rager. These are guidelines and amend them to meet you individual needs. Enjoy your drinks and learning how to make jungle juice.
Keep the party goin!