People have tried everything imaginable to cure a hangover, but nothing ever really seems to work the right way every time. Well, scientists are now saying that a new study has revealed that all you need to use is Sprite for hangovers and you'll be cured of your ailments. WebProNews reported on Oct. 9, 2013, that researchers in China have realized the lemon-lime soda could be what works best.
Essentially, when you drink an excessive amount of alcohol, the body attempts to break it down. This process is actually what causes a hangover that can include nausea, headaches, and fatigue. Drinking liquids after consuming alcohol forces the liver to release an enzyme known as ADH which breaks the alcohol down into acetaldehyde.
Researchers at Sun Yat-Sen University in China say that the reason Sprite is good for hangovers is because it actually helps speed up to the ALDH process to break alcohol down quicker. This, in turn, will shorten the hangover time period.
The study tried 57 different beverages, carbonated drinks, and teas to test their effect on ADH and ALDH metabolism rates.
Herbal teas are said to be rather bad for hangovers as they slowed down the process and would cause a person to feel worse for a longer period of time. Carbonated drinks caused the process to speed up and Sprite did it the most.