Sprite Is the Best Hangover Remedy (Science Says So) | KCET
Sprite Is the Best Hangover Remedy (Science Says So)
When it comes to hangovers, most people have their go-to morning-after remedies, from Pedialyte to Alka-Seltzer, from a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho to a swig of even more beer.
But scientists in China have just discovered that the trick to bouncing back after a long night lies in Sprite, the lemon-lime soda that's been under our noses this whole time.
Among the drinks studied were xue bi and hui yi su da shui (Sprite and soda water, respectively). Both of these carbonated drinks were found to rapidly break down acetaldehyde, a metabolite of ethanol, and thereby reduce alcohol-induced symptoms.
In contrast, herbal-infused teas (which sound like a good idea at first) were found to increase the body's exposure to acetaldehyde and amplify that hungover feeling.
Knowing this, it might be worthwhile to stock up on a six-pack of something fizzy to stash in the medicine pantry ... you know, in case of emergency.
To read the full text of the study, click here.
Want recipes and food news emailed directly to you? Sign up for the new Food newsletter here!
If watching birds just isn’t enough for you — and you’d rather join their ranks up there in the sky — here are five of the most exciting ways to get airborne and pretend for a while that you may actually have wings.
We may not have elected a woman president in 2016, but more and more women are gracing the podium and the stage in classical opera. Here are a few stellar examples and what obstacles they faced to get where they are.