Don't forget the fruit!
'A cool bag is an absolute must when going to a festival. Pack with some snacks and plenty of water. We always take a load of apples and pear as they're easy to store, portable and it means you get some fresh fruit over the few days.' - Hala El-Shafie, nutritionists & Registered Dietitian.
Water is the key!
'A few days of partying at festivals is going to have you feeling like you need a holiday. Keeping your body hydrated throughout will significantly limit how shocking you'll feel afterwards, and will also help you keep your energy levels up throughout. Remember hydration is the number one way to stave off a hangover.' - Hala El-Shafie.
Try an eye pillow
'Take an eye pillow with you, - it helps to sooth the sympathetic nervous system to give you good quality shut eye. Eye pillows offer a range of benefits from now only keeping out the light but also light pressure on the eyeballs which stimulates the vagus nerve and oculocardiac reflex, which in turn switches on the relaxation response.' - Nahid de Belgeonne, found and director of Good Vibes.
Take some almonds to keep you dancing all night.
'Almonds, rasins & sultanas, car cases and lots of water are essential. There little beauties are so easy to carry in snack packs, but handy for keeping energy levels up when partying through the night.' - Hala El-Shafie.
Don't leave with more than you planned
Festivals can be a great place to meet new people and if you decide to take things further make sure you protect yourself against STI's by using a condom. If you think you may have an STI there are a number of places you can go for help. For a discreet online service, Lloyds Pharmacy's online doctor offers a variety of testing kits and treatments. Alternatively content your GP for advice.' - Alison Fremantle, Senior Healthcare Development Manager at Lloyds Pharmacy.
Give your liver a break
'As soon as you're back, give your liver a break, and simply come off the alcohol for a good period of time to allow your poor liver to recover.' - Hala El-Shafie.
How to avoid stomach upset
Festivals are often associated with dodgy toilets and greasy festival food. To avoid stomach updates, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilets and before eating of preparing food. Be sensible about what you eat - if you don't normally your stomach may not like it and stay well hydrated with water. Antibacterial hand gel or baby wipes are a convenient part of any festival kit and if the worst comes to worst, have some stomach remedies on hand for quick relief.' - Alison Fremantle, Senior Healthcare Development Manager at Lloyds Pharmacy.
Start your day with protein
Eat a protein rich breakfast - protein helps to build and repair tissue, you will feel more energised and fuller for longer.' Nahid de Belgeonne, found and director of Good Vibes.
Recover from a festival with plenty of sleep
When you get back, get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids and ensure that you eat really well and regularly on your return. Getting a load of rest rather than hitting the gym straight away will help your body recover from festival madness.' - Hala El-Shafie.
Avoid burnt meat & sugar
'Try not to over-indulge on sugary foods and avoid burnt barbecued meat in particular as this is likely to make any hangover worse. Look for meals that come with a amount of salad or other vegetables, or try to get in some fresh fruit between meals - for fibre and vitamin C.' - Shona Wilkinson, Head Nutritionist at The Nutri Centre.
Avoid that hangover
'Most importantly, drink water between any alcoholic drinks. Take a Milk Thistle Capsule before and after drinking to protect your liver and a vitamin C 1000mg tablet. The morning after, keep up with your water and electrolyte drink, and either take another vitamin C together with a vitamin B complex capsule to help rehydrate and recover.' - Shona Wilkinson, Head Nutritionist at The Nutri Centre.
Try a spot of mediation to boost your energy
'If you are feeling frazzled, meditate - you can buy handy apps that you can pop on your phone an take yourself away from people and take a moment to recharge your bran.' - Nahid Belgeonne, founder and director of Good Vibes.
Try some ginseng
'Try a ginseng supplement, which many people find helpful to maintain energy and stamina, Korean (Panax) Ginseng can be good for men. - Try BioHealth "Korean Ginseng"; while Siberian ginseng is a gentler and often a food choice for women - go for Soigar Siberian Ginseng 520mg capsules. Shona Wilkinson, head nutritionist at The Nutri Centre.
Avoid dehydration and sunstroke
'Spending prolonged periods ofd time outside can leave you susceptible to dehydration, sunstroke and sunburn. To avoid a trip to the festival medical tent, make sure you keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water instead of caffeine based drinks. It's also a good idea to wear a hat and a sleeved T-shirt, regularly apply sunscreen of at least factor 15 and try to stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible.' Alison Freemantle, Senior Healthcare Development Manager at Lloyds Pharmacy.
Give yourself a natural energy high
'Caffeine-based drinks are best avoided as they can keep you buzzing well into the night and leave you feeling drained an tired the next day. instead, try guarana which, although it does contain caffeine, is said to give more gentle a sustained boost in energy.' Shona Wilkinson, Head Nutritionist at The Nutri Centre.