Food slows the absorption of alcohol, preventing the sudden spike in blood alcohol that's often followed by actions you'll probably regret—including more drinking. If, at the end of the night, you realize you've had too much, downing some crackers or fruit juice will slow metabolism of the alcohol still in your stomach, advises Swift. You should wake up feeling better in the morning.
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