Christmas and New year are times of year when millions of people are likely to more extravagant than usual with their alcohol intake – an indulgence that can have high price the following morning in the form of an unforgiving hangover! But is there any truth in food ‘cures’ for the morning after……
The festive season is notorious for many of us having ‘one too many’. According to a leading charity for addiction, British alcohol consumption during December increases by a staggering 40%. Around 50% of us are likely to drink more than is good for health during the month’s celebrations.
Avoiding the horror of the morning after has led to hundreds of claims of ‘effective antidotes’ – there is a plethora of ‘remedies’ on the web. But are these reliable and backed up by science? The table below summarises the quality of the evidence behind some diet claims….
|Some Evidence||Very good Evidence|
Vegemite on toast
Yeast based Preparation
Prickly Pear ( Cactus fruit extract)