Is your diet causing a hangover?


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If you're waking up feeling tired and groggy, your diet might be to blame. Veria Living's health-and-wellness experts have shared some late-night tips, below, to help you avoid a food hangover. 


Don't eat high-fat, high-salt or high-calorie foods late at night. 

These cause watery tension, bloat and even affect digestion.


Try eating a well-balanced dinner with lean protein, vegetables and whole grain.

If you do need a snack at night, try to have a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts. Try to avoid eating about two hours before bed, so you have time for adequate digestion.


If you're waking up feeling tired and that feeling lasts all day, it could just be dehydration.

Even mild dehydration can cause muscle aches, fatigue and even headaches. Make sure you're drinking 64 ounces of water each day and an extra 8 ounces for every half hour of exercise.


If you're waking up unrested and have a bad taste in your mouth, it could be acid reflux. Even without heartburn symptoms, this could partially awake you during the night.

Avoid acidic foods and beverages, such as tomatoes, citrus fruits, coffee, peppermint, spicy foods and anything high in fat. If you suspect acid reflux, consult your physician. If left untreated, this can do permanent damage to your esophagus.