WASHINGTON -- Most of us know how it feels when to wake up with a terrible hangover. We may even have a few tricks, greasy food, aspirin, lots of water.
But a team of Chinese researchers says the best thing to consume to relieve a nasty hangover is soda -- Sprite, to be precise. They say a hangover is caused "not by the ethanol itself, but by the ethanol's first metabolite, acetaldehyde," reports Yahoo news.
Ethanol is another word for alcohol.
That means consuming products that promote breakdown of ALDH are most effective, and Sprite and soda water do this best.
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