(KCEN) -- We've got two more days until New Years Eve and too many champagne toasts could leave you feeling crummy the next morning.
But you don't have to start the New Year with a headache.
Mike Wilber has some tips to help you prevent the dreaded New Year's Day hangover.
According to Laurel House, author of Quickie Chick's Guide to Life, "The reason why we have hang overs is because our body is having a hard time dealing with all of the toxins from the alcohol."
House says before a night of partying, eat a hearty meal drink lots of water and...
"Asparagus has also shown to break down alcohol faster. It'll actually help to minimize and then completely help to make your hang over non-existent."
If you didn't plan ahead, sip on some fruit juice if you wake up feeling sick!
"One of the things that helps to make hang overs go away faster is fruit juice. Fruit juice is filled with fructose and fructose helps to minimize the hang over by pulling out the toxins faster and processing them through the liver and getting them out of your body," House says.
"Banana is a great hang over food because it's filled with potassium and also electrolytes so when your drinking your pulling the electrolytes out of your body it helps to refill them and refuel you."
Coconut water is also full of electrolytes and poached eggs are a great option for pain relief!
"Eggs are filled with a chemical called Sistine & Sistine helps to break down alcohol faster. You don't wanna have eggs that are fried or filled with all different other things. Poached eggs are the cleanest lowest fat & best way to have eggs in the morning," she says.
While at The Four Seasons Los Angeles, Laurel shoots down some hangover cure myths.
"For some reason people think that having fried fatty food and spicy food actually helps to get rid of their hangover, it doesn't. It's actually going to aggravate your stomach even more. "
"Burnt toast is one of those strange myths people think, I'll have burnt toast it's going to make my hang over go away, it's actually not going to do anything in fact it might actually hurt you because of the burnt charcoal on the toast."
And the "hair of the dog" theory of drinking more alcohol to help your headache is deceiving.
According to House, "A bloody Mary is spicy and acidic, two things that you don't want when you have a hang over, as delicious as they may be, maybe have it when your not hung over."
And of course the only sure way to prevent a hangover is to not drink.