With Christmas fast approaching and a General Election in the UK to celebrate or commiserate as well, the risk of hangovers is increasing so you’ll be delighted to learn that new research has pointed to a natural effective cure.
Cheese has long been accredited as a great stomach soother  because it’s packed with great things – calcium, enzymes and protein and can coat your poorly stomach with it’s goodness.
Eating some cheese before you venture out can help line your stomach and prevent a really bad hangover even happening . The protein, fat and complex carbohydrates in cheese can prevent the alcohol being absorbed too quickly. Having cheese with your wine not only tastes good – it helps you to deal with the alcohol.
The Ultimate Hangover Cure is Revealed
New research at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai  has revealed the ultimate natural hangover cure. The in depth study looked at how hangover may be alleviated by altering the rate of alcohol metabolism and facilitating the elimination of acetaldehyde by affecting the activity of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and/or aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) enzymes. In the study, food commodities like fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, dairy products, spices and other miscellaneous products (ascorbic acid, cocoa, tea, coffee, egg yolk and date samples) were investigated for their effect on the in vitro activities of the enzymes and their antioxidant properties.
An anti-hangover (AHO) product was developed by the researchers. It’s a smoothie made with lime, pear, and coconut water that should be consumed with a side portion of cheese, cucumber and tomatoes to further alleviate the hangover symptoms. To work perfectly, the smoothie needs to be at least 65% pear juice, a quarter lime juice and 10% coconut water.
The cheese, cucumber and tomatoes along with the pear, lime and coconut drink help break down acetaldehyde by boosting dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase in the liver. Until the acetaldehyde is broken down you will continue to feel bad – with headaches, nausea, drowsiness etc.
They recommend that coffee is avoided altogether – so reaching for that strong coffee is a bad idea as it can lead to acetaldehyde build-up resulting in an even longer hangover.
 Cheese is your Hangover’s best friend – Vice
 How to Cure a Hangover – BBC Good Food
 Influence of food commodities on hangover based on alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase activities – Science Direct
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