Cocktails & Spirits

New Year's Day Hangover Cures: Let's Get Scientific

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2. Fructose
Here we're specifically referring to naturally occurring fructose like in honey and fruit juice. Fructose supposedly helps you break down and get rid of acetaldehyde which is one of the byproducts of alcohol digestion that makes your life miserable. Honey is a very good source of it and natural fruit juice has the added benefit of plenty of vitamins that need to be replaced. Alcohol makes you urinate and urine takes nutrients with it. Put those back. Add a couple tablespoons of honey to a glass of warm water and drink before bed. In the morning, have a nice big glass of juice with breakfast, after your bottle of water. (We did mention how important it is to hydrate, right?)

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