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26th Dec 2017

Science says this is all you need to cure a hangover

Take note.

Cassie Delaney

Not what we’d usually go for…

Usually, we’re gasping for a coke, minerals, chocolate and if we can muster the energy; a McDonalds.

Apparently we’ve been doing it all wrong. According to academic research from George Mason University, the solution could be a lot simpler.

The study states: “alcohol makes you pee a lot, and that means that not only do you get dehydrated, you drain a lot of important nutrients, chief among them potassium.”

So yeah, grab yourself a banana. Easy peasy.


The study continues:

“In addition to the liquid expelled during frequent urination, certain salts and potassium required for proper nerve and muscle function are also lost.”

“Alcohol turns the body’s supply of glycogen into glucose and sends it out of the body in the urine. Lack of this energy source is a key part in the feeling of weakness, fatigue, and lack of coordination the next morning,”

We might take that McDonalds too, though. For realz.