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]