Prevent A Hangover

December 22, 2016

6 tricks that might keep your from getting a hangover, from Popular Science.
No promises...

 --Eat asparagus: A 2009 study in the Journal of Food Science suggests that the amino acids and minerals in asparagus may protect your liver cells.

--Choose your liquors wisely: Darker liquors cause worse hangovers, according to a study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. That's because dark liquors contain fermentation byproducts called congeners which are toxins that can worsen your hangover. Yuck.

   --Get plenty of vitamins: Vitamin B helps your liver break down alcohol, and it may also help heal nerve damage. Taking a B-100 supplement before and after the party may help you feel better the next morning. Meat, eggs, fish, and fruit are also high in vitamin B.

--Drink Sprite: Scientists think that when you digest alcohol, your body transforms the ethanol into acetaldehyde --the compound that causes your splitting headache the next morning. Lab tests in China suggest that Sprite boosts the activity of an enzyme that breaks down the acetaldehyde, which could possibly make your hangover a little less miserable.

--Stay hydrated: This one's a no-brainer. Drinking alcohol causes you to lose electrolytes, so sipping sports drinks between slugs of booze may help more than water alone