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How to cure a hangover? Eat fruits, vegetables, dietician says

December 28, 2013 12:17am
Does drinking coffee or eating fatty food cure a hangover?

A dietician, in a "Balitanghali" report, said that these cures were myths. The best way to cure a hangover was to detoxify by eating fruits and vegetables.

"Pwede tayong mag-take ng high fiber fruits and vegetables, i-juice for cleansing at ma-detoxify," said Cecil Torres, a registered nurse and dietician.

Torres said that drinking coffee would only cause dehydration, and thus worsen the effects of a hangover (headache, nausea and body pain).

Eating fatty food, meanwhile, would only increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, constipation and diarrhea.

"One bottle of beer is 100 calories, para ka na ring kumain ng kalahating tasa ng kanin. Same with wine and hard drinks," Torres said.

Drinking a good amount of water and sleeping for six to eight hours were also among the effective ways to treat a hangover, she added.

But the best and smartest way to avoid a hangover? "Drink moderately," the dietician said. Marc Jayson Cayabyab/DVM, GMA News

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