How to Beat a Hangover, According to Science (Vogue)
While we can talk about animals, our planet, and the universe at large, one thing is important to us all: hangover cures. Science headlines like this will surely be clicked on faster than anything else. Of course, scientists do not tend to back a lot of hangover cures. A lot of them are based around a specific person and what works best for them, not the world at large. Yet there are a few key things we all can do to beat the problem caused by our bad decision-making the night prior.
We know that an increase of cytokines IL-2 comes from overdrinking. This is what actually gives us headaches, fatigue, and even memory loss. On top of this are compounds called “congeners,” which are added to several alcoholic drinks to make them taste and smell better. Recommended cures are leafy greens, increase in vitamins, immediately getting up and moving to start blood flow, and increasing antioxidants. Yet one common trick still holds true, hydrate hydrate hydrate – with water!