You started off the night planning to have one, NO REALLY JUST ONE drink:
But after happy hour with coworkers, you thought “I’m going to hit the next bar with a different crew of friends because FRIDAY HAAYYY! You began doing this:
And then this:
Now you’re facing a debilitating hangover, and your body/soul/mind is in so.much.pain.
Take a deep breath. Chinese scientists conducted exhaustive research of 57 beverages and found that your hangover egg sandwich meal should be washed down with a tall glass of…Sprite. AND ALL THIS TIME WE THOUGHT VITA COCO HAD OUR BACK! Turns out the lemon-lime soda’s magical ingredients can alleviate the spins/nausea/step team pounding away in your head after one too many tequila shots:
“When we drink, our livers release an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase(ADH), which breaks down the ethanol in alcohol into a chemical calledacetaldehyde (so less the alcohol enters the bloodstream)…This is then broken down into another chemical called acetate by an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)…While acetate is usually considered harmless – and has been linked with some of the health benefits of alcohol – being exposed to the more potent acetaldehyde is what causes hangover symptoms, the researchers found…But Sprite was among the drinks that sped up the ALDH process, causing the alcohol to be broken down more quickly, thereby reducing hangover duration.”
No one, save Lindsay Lohan. #BeenOnIt
(Via: Daily Mail)