Scientists: Sprite Is the Best Hangover Cure

Obey your thirst, defy your hangover

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A Bloody Mary may feel like the natural remedy for the morning after a binge, but next time you’re suffering from a hangover forgo the vodka and tomato juice and try reaching for a Sprite.

The carbonated lemon-lime drink showed a markedly positive effect on alcohol-related symptoms in a recent study conducted by a team of Chinese scientists. Apparently, Sprite has the ability to breakdown acetaldehyde, a metabolite of ethanol. By contrast, many other drinks tested — among them herbal teas — were found to have the opposite effect and actually increased those symptoms we all know too well (and forget about every Friday night).

[Chemistry World]

6 comments
zeustiak
zeustiak

Yeah, but 7-Up is the best drink when you are throwing up from the flu.  

AdamLee
AdamLee

Banana + Sprite in blender = Instant hangover cure

Been doing it for almost 20 years.

jjprojects
jjprojects

Oh would you look at that, Sprite ads next to the article.

_nctrnl
_nctrnl

It was tested in china, so I wonder if the sprite they tested had natural sugar while what we would drink would contain high fructose corn syrup and would not have the same results.

JamesAnderson2
JamesAnderson2

Sprite does nothing to actually reduce acetaldehyde, the underlying cause. The only product known to reduce acetaldehyde and actually PREVENT hangovers is Alcotox. I never drink without it. My 2 cents.