LIFESTYLE
27/10/2015 09:19 GMT | Updated 27/10/2015 09:59 GMT

Salt Can Make You Feel Hungover, Here's How

Imagine feeling hungover without having had any fun the night before. Sounds like hell, right?

Well according to the above video from Newsy, salt dehydrates the body in the same way a glass of wine (or two) does and can therefore cause us to feel hungover.

Dehydration usually leads to a headache and other classic hangover symptoms such as feeling weak and dizzy.

At its most extreme level, dehydration can even cause us to experience heart palpitations.

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Unfortunately the older we get, the more susceptible we become to hangovers as our ability to retain water and fight dehydration decreases with age.

So as well as keeping your alcohol intake within the recommended limits, you might want to start looking at food labels more often to keep your salt intake in check.

The NHS currently recommends adults consume no more than 2.4g of sodium per day, which is equal to 6g of salt.

And let's face it, no one enjoys a hangover.

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