How to avoid a New Year's hangover

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NBC News (NBC) - New Year's Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year!

But there are some simple ways you can start off 2018 ... without a hangover.

Experts at the Mayo clinic say the only guaranteed way to prevent a hangover ... Is to avoid alcohol.

But if you do decide to have a few cocktails ... Be sure to eat before and during the time you are drinking.

Avoid having more than one alcoholic drink in an hour ... And drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

But most importantly ... Drink in moderation and know your limits.

Experts suggest deciding ahead of time -- how much you want to drink ... And stick to it.

And of course, never -- ever -- drink and drive.