The best cure for a hangover, Chinese scientists have identified

It is considered that strong coffee or alcoholic cocktails ease the hangover. However, the assurances of Chinese scientists from the University of Guangzhou, the best cure for a hangover is recognized as lemonade, according to

In thorough testing of beverages (from green tea and finishing with pop), potentially able to mitigate the effects of alcohol, it turned out that soda with lemon or lime is the best cure for a hangover.

During the study, scientists drew attention to the fact that the cause of feeling bad in the morning is not the alcohol in itself, but a long process of absorption, which is usually accompanied by headache and nausea.


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When a person drinks an alcoholic beverage, the liver secretes the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, which converts ethanol to acetaldehyde, thereby reducing the amount of alcohol in the blood. The interaction of acetaldehyde and of another enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase, is obtained the acetate. This substance is considered harmless and even beneficial, acetate is the main reason why spirits have some positive effects. However, the powerful effects of acetaldehyde to acetate causes a hangover.

During the experiments it was found that the beverages prepared using seeds from the family Konopleva, slow the absorption of alcohol, and lemonade were among the drinks that accelerate the body’s reaction to alcohol.