The Christmas party season is almost in full swing, and if you’re hell bent on letting your hair down, chances are you’ll be feeling dog rough the morning after.Fortunately, science is here to help you.You can put your faith in the traditional hangover remedies of water, paracetamol and a bacon sandwich if you like, but there are better scientific remedies out there.Here are two of the finest cures for the morning after - as approved by proper scientist types!
- Sprite = Yes, the popular fizzy lemon-lime drink makes it on to the list, thanks to the findings of some Chinese researchers.They studied 57 different drinks, looking at how they dealt with the body’s natural metabolic break down of alcohol the morning after. Xue bi, the Chinese version of Sprite came out on top, closely followed by soda water.Drunk hippies might be gutted to learn that herbal tea was shown to prolong a hangover rather than cure it.
- Hair of the dog = It seems that it isn't just a myth – the thing that doesn't quite kill you could actually make you stronger.Science agrees that more alcohol is one of the ways to alleviate a stinking hangover, as a result of its ability to increase feelings of pleasure in the brain.The downside is that you’ll find yourself on a one way road to chronic alcoholism, and if and when you do quit, the comedown will be horrific.
- RU-21 = Created by the KGB just after the Second World War, this secret drug was designed to keep agents sober so that they could out drink their opponents before helping themselves to their secrets.It didn't stop them from getting drunk but it did block the toxic chemical acetaldehyde, which damages tissues and leads to hangovers.RU-21 was popular among hell-raising Hollywood stars a decade or so ago, as it allowed them to party while appearing fresh-faced on set the next morning. Via.mirror uk