Study claims it's discovered the ultimate cure for hangovers

health 09/12/2019

It's no secret that over the festive season, many Kiwis like to dabble in one or two drinks and it's not uncommon for some of us to overinduldged in the booze a little bit and wake up with a bit of a hangover the next day.

While most people reach for the Panadol, a Powerade, a Berocca or some nice greasy food from the takeaway shop - a new study  published in the journal In Food Science has found what it believes is the most effective way to beat a hangover.

Apparently having a blended drink of coconut water, pear and lime is the answer to your hangover woes.

And it’s even more effective when consumed along with a plate of cheese with some tomato and cucumber.

The researchers, based at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, said: “A beverage made from a blend of sweet lime, pear, and coconut water could be used to overcome hangover.

“The consumption of this beverage with cheese, cucumber, and tomatoes may further alleviate the symptoms.”

Pear makes up most of the drink at 65%, followed by sweet lime (25%) and coconut water (10%).

Green tea and black tea are said to be more helpful in hastening your road back to proper health.

While when it comes to hangover no-nos, the study suggests you stay well clear of milk, oats, eggs and spices including pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon, and coffee.