As long as you are drinking in relative moderation, drinking can be a fun way to loosen up and bond with your fellow man. Unfortunately, sometimes this liquid bonding can lead to excess–which leads to much less fun the next day.
Beyond the annoyingly obvious statement of “just don’t drink,” finding the right hangover cure for you can be an adventure down a thrilling path of false folklore and general balderdash.
In an effort to help ease your post-Cinco De Mayo pain, we’ve collected Ten Hangover Remedies ranging from the personal and disputable to scientifically proven acts of common sense.
10. A Breakfast Burrito & A Regular Coke
Every time we are massively hungover, our first cravings are always for a breakfast burrito and one sparkling, sugary can of regular Coca-Cola. While we thought this was just a fluke on our part, after further research (i.e. years of drinking with other people) we learned that this is not an uncommon combination for hangover alleviation.
It’s sort of like that greasy spoon diner breakfast that allegedly soaks up the alcohol–compacted into a handheld modern gastronomy miracle. Even though caffeine is dehydrating, the carbonation of the soda helps alleviate queasiness while the sugar and caffeine give a false sense of energy.
Enough energy to chug a gallon of water, which is probably the actual cure.