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

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3. Potassium
Bananas. Or kiwis or more sports drinks or spinach or dried apricots. Bananas are best though - plus, they will help bind things up if you're experiencing any gastro-distress too. Potassium is one of those nutrients you lost pissing the night away - literally and figuratively - and lack of potassium can cause muscle spasms (like charlie horses) as well as fatigue and irritability -- sound familiar?

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