Eat, drink and be merry and not feel like crap the next day! Wow! What an amazing newsflash! We all have our trusted and tried ways to nurse ourselves back to health after a night of way too much alcohol. What a surprise to discover an article written about a new study published in the Journal of Food Science posted on www.rodale.com that states eating asparagus will help prevent a hangover. According to Korean researchers, they discovered that the extracts taken from the leaves and shoots of asparagus boosted levels of the important enzymes that aid in the breakdown of alcohol. They state that eating asparagus before or after a night of heavy drinking can serve as a hangover cure!
The scientific juice of it all is that large consumptions of ethanol alcohol leads to a number of unpleasant ailments such as a pounding headache, waves of nausea followed by vomiting, extreme fatigue, dehydration and the list goes on and on. We all know.
During the metabolic breakdown of ethanol some toxic results may occur in the liver which involve two key enzymes ADH and ALDH turning the ethanol into a nontoxic acetate. The study goes on to state that the specific enzymes in asparagus help stimulte these enzyme functions therefore, accelerating the alcohol breakdown process. Imagine that! You could always not drink alcohol to avoid a hangover, but what fun is that? Just keep it in moderation and enjoy a little asparagus to keep you from feeling the throws of an alcoholic saturation. Drink responsibly and hydrate! Eat Asparagus to Prevent a Hangover