Hangover Cure Recommended By Chemists
At the end of every year there seems to be an onslaught of "Guaranteed Hangover Cures" and I've already seen several people posting their favorite remedy just in time for those New Year's Eve parties.
One of these caught my eye mainly because of the science behind the hangover they detailed. According to the British Royal Society of Chemistry, bread and honey is the best cure for a hangover. Dr. John Emsley, lead researcher, says the fructose that is present in honey breaks down alcohol into harmless by-products.
"The reason why hangovers are so painful is that alcohol is first broken down into acetaldehyde, a substance which is toxic to the body and causes throbbing headaches, nausea, and vomiting. The hangover disappears as the acetaldehyde is slowly converted to less toxic chemicals. When honey and toast are consumed together, potassium and sodium are added to the body, which helps the body in handling the alcohol."
It might be worth a shot. Of course the real guaranteed cure that works for everybody will always be: don't get that drunk.