Hangover Cure Discovered By Chemist
Happy Sunday! Are the effects of last night hitting you pretty hard today? Do you need a hangover cure? There's an Asian soup that is being deemed a hangover cure by a chemist at the University of California. Naturally, she presented her findings in New Orleans...Keep reading to find out about the cure!
“Folklore has it that American soldiers from New Orleans stationed in Korea in the 1950s learned to appreciate Yak-a-mein on the morning after, and brought a taste for it back home. It may be a good example of intuitive science — an effective remedy, and with the scientific basis revealed only years later.”
The ingredients for this purported hangover-curing soup “include noodles, meats such as beef, chicken or shrimp, onions or chopped scallions, a sliced hard-boiled egg and a spicy and salty broth with soy sauce.” Salt, protein, and other components help booze hounds recover from spending too much time drinking on Bourbon Street and other similar bar-hopping locations. “Eggs contain contain cysteine, which can help remove acetyldehyde from the body, and the broth contains salts that can help replace sodium and potassium and other salts lost in the urine due to the diuretic effect of alcohol.” The body breaks down alcohol into acetyldehyde which can have toxic effects on the body.
Go get you some Yak-a-mein and get that hangover taken care of!