Ah, the morning after the night before, we’ve all been there! You wake up with an unquenchable thirst, a raspy throat and a pounding headache. Your eyes are sensitive to light and your stomach is turning somersaults, the dreaded hangover has definitely reared its ugly head.
Many of us try every hangover cure in the book in a vain attempt relieve our pain. Luckily creative and often pointless hangover remedies may be a thing of the past and a cup of coffee may be the answer to your prayers.
In a study completed by Michael Oshinksky of Thomas Jefferson University found that coffee teamed up with Aspirin may be the best hangover cure. Professor Oshinksky carried out his study on lab rats where they were induced into headache with small amounts of alcohol. Ethanol (alcohol) brings on headaches as it produces a chemical called acetate. After around 4 hours the rats showed sensitivity to the skin around their eyes, a sign that they were in a hungover state. The rats were then given a dose of caffeine and an anti-inflammatory which was found to block the chemical acetate, alleviating the headache.
Give this a try after your next big night out. Whilst the fry up is sizzling away brew yourself a cup of rijo42 coffee and take some aspirin. You’ll be back to your old self in no time!