How to Combat Hangover
A friend of mine who claimed to be a “heavyweight drinker” recently made a breakthrough – she got drunk and puked in front of friends and the bartender, after just four glasses of cocktails.
Well, unless you aim for it, it is wise to prepare your own anti-drunk prescription. There are anti-hangover beverages in the market which are mainly made of glucose, vitamins, sulfhydryl (-SH) and other chemicals. The active ingredient sulfhydryl can remove undesirable substances derived from alcoholic metabolism, but the effectiveness depends on personal constitution. In my opinion, however, some kinds of fruits like pear, pomelo and pineapple are more potent for relieving the syndromes of hangover. Take one or two piece before you go to the bar.
Wine and spirits from different countries vary in style, and if you look for recipe for anti-hangover it turned out to be different in various countries as well. For example, Chinese people would take green tea and Italians prefer light coffee, both based on the principle that the caffeine inside would boost the decomposition of acetaldehyde in the blood. Japanese has a unique "salted plums" recipe as the Pikrin contained in the plums could activate the liver function. In the United States, a cocktail called Red Eye - tomato sauce and beer - is renowned of its sobering effect (although it is a little weird to remove alcohol from your body with a cocktail).