News Year’s isn’t the only time you’re likely to drink too much. There are lots of clever hangover cures, most of which don’t work. But here’s a new one: asparagus.
The amino acids and minerals found in asparagus extract may alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells against toxins. Chronic alcohol use causes stress on the liver as well as unpleasant physical effects associated with a hangover. Researcher B.Y. Kim says, “These results provide evidence of how the biological functions of asparagus can help alleviate alcohol hangover and protect liver cells.”