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Best hangover solution: The Scientific Cure

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Hair of the dog? Lots of water? A duvet day? We all have our own ways of dealing with the dreaded hangover, but this week The Scientific Cure for hangovers has been trending on Twitter. Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Medlock created a fun and informative tutorial video on how they claim to avoid a hangover. According to them, their reasons are based on science.

Obviously, the easiest way to avoid the painful side effects from drinking alcohol is to not drink. But many of us are guilty of failing that first hurdle and so follow these tips for the morning after…

Start by eating fatty foods and carbohydrates before you drink
According to Moffit and Medlock, fatty foods slow down the absorption of alcohol and helps lessen stomach irritation. Carbohydrates are used to prevent low blood sugar and ease potential nausea.

Water, water, everywhere
Drink water before, during and after your night out. It’s important to keep your organs, especially your brain, hydrated to prevent a headache. Drinking carbonated beverages, like soda, also increases your risk of a hangover.

Take aspirin before bed
According to Moffit and Medlock, aspirin inhibits the release of prostaglandin, which has been shown to contribute to hangovers. Avoid taking Tylenol because acetaminophen can be harsh on your liver and can do severe damage on the organ in combination with alcohol.

Have eggs, bananas and fruit juice for breakfast
Eggs have an amino acid called cysteine that is required to breakdown alcohol into acetate, according to the duo. Bananas have potassium, which is essential for your brain, muscles, and body function. And fruit juice has vitamins and fructose to give you energy and increase the rate at which your body excretes toxins.

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Editor in chief Suzi Dixon studied at Bournemouth university, went away for a while to work at The Daily Telegraph, then moved back to the sunny South coast for a quiet (er) life. Bournemouth News & Info is her website and she is assisted by the fabulous Fred From France in all things geeky and technical. Hire us to make your website, too, if you like.

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