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Asparagus Helps Cure A Hangover

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And now for some really good news for those looking to ring in the New Year by getting a little frisky with the bubbly!

The Institute of Food Technologists is remising about a study from 2009 brought to us by the Institute of Medical Science and Jeju National University in South Korea, which found that asparagus is the “hair of the dog” when it comes to alleviating the affects of an unwanted hangover!

So how does it work exactly?

In 2009 study researchers associated the amino acids and minerals in asparagus with the ability to guard the liver cells against toxins and ultimately relieving the after affects of a little too much celebrating. It seems asparagus undoes some of the stress to the liver, by lessening the symptoms associated with alcohol hangovers—like nausea, headaches, gas, and energy drain.

“Cellular toxicities were significantly alleviated in response to treatment with the extracts of asparagus leaves and shoots… providing evidence of how asparagus can help alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells,” says, B.Y. Kim, Lead Researcher of the 2009 study.

Source: Fox News

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