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7 Bites of Wisdom Behind Popular Hangover Cures

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Let’s re-examine last night. You had a little too much to drink at a friend’s birthday, bachelorette party, or while watching the game with the boys. Now your body is paying the price—punishing you with a throbbing headache, queasy tummy, and even vomiting.

According to a 2004 article in the New York Times, hangovers, and what cures em’, are still a relative mystery in the medical world. Other than drinking plenty of fluids, science tells us that certain foods not only prevent a hangover—but can also remedy the symptoms the following day. However, the opposite can also be true with nasty reaction between booze and certain foods. So what can you really do to cure that hangover?

 

1. Hangover Myth: Coffee

It’s almost second nature to wake up after a night of drinking and pour a large mug of coffee followed by a few Advil for that headache. However, a group of scientists from Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia say hold the cup of Joe.

The study monitored the affects of drunken lab rats who were administered a mixture of over-the-counter ibuprofen (or aspirin or Advil) and caffeine to cure a hangover. Findings speculate that the diuretic affects of the coffee just dehydrate the body even further leading to a more severe headache.

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