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How to Cure a Hangover with the Latest Science

Watch more Bar Life & the Art of Drinking videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to cure a hangover with the help of the latest scientific findings. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wash down aspirin with coffee Take 2 aspirin with a cup of coffee. Researchers found that the combination of caffeine and aspirin was effective in relieving the pounding headache that often accompanies a hangover. Tip Take aspirin for a hangover in moderation, as it can irritate the stomach. Step 2: Eat a bacon sandwich Dig into a bacon sandwich. The carbs help boost blood sugar, and the amino acids in the bacon's protein help restore the brain neurotransmitters that the alcohol depleted. Throw on an egg for good measure: Eggs contain large amounts of cysteine, a substance that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde. Step 3: Pop some asparagus extract Take a 2,000-mg capsule of asparagus extract with a glass of water. A study found that asparagus increases the activity of key enzymes that metabolize alcohol, alleviating hangover symptoms and protecting the liver against alcohol's toxins. To help prevent a hangover, pop a capsule before drinking and the minute you stop. Tip Eating fresh asparagus isn't an option -- you'd have to consume several pounds to have a discernable effect. Step 4: Sip tea with honey Sip a cup of peppermint tea with honey. The mint soothes your stomach, and the fructose in the honey helps cure a hangover by metabolizing the alcohol faster. Step 5: Don't have more booze _Don't_ rely on the hair of the dog that bit you. Drinking alcohol may provide temporary relief but won't actually cure a hangover. In fact, your hangover will soon come roaring back stronger than ever. Did You Know? A pickled sheep's eye in a glass of tomato juice is a popular method to cure a hangover in Outer Mongolia.
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