Welcome to 2014! Let's Learn About Hangovers, Shall We?
Hangovers are a result of a number of factors:
2. Alcohol messes up your electrolytes
3. Your body converts alcohol to acetaldehyde, which is more toxic than alcohol
4. Alcohol messes with your immune system
Then it lists some traditional hangover cures (migas are strangely absent):
. . .you can cure a hangover by eating shrimp (Mexico), pickled herring (Germany), pickled plums (Japan) or drinking coffee (U.S.), strong green tea (China) or tripe soup (Romania). A number of popular foods and beverages—like the Bloody Mary, Eggs Benedict and even Coca-Cola—were even developed specifically to “cure” hangovers.But do NOT take acetaminophen (Tylenol). It is toxic, and when the liver is hard at work breaking your alcohol into acetaldehyde, it becomes susceptible to acetaminophen.
Apparently, synthehol is on the horizon.
Labels: Beer News
posted by Jeff Holt at 08:00