When you drink you add free radicals to your body. Free radicals are toxins and the build up of them adds to your hangover. So could antioxidant hangover cure? As we discussed earlier, toxins from alcohol can aggravate Inflammation, Dehydration and Diarrhea, Nausea & Vomiting.
Here is an short excerpt from Annals of Internal Medicine examining the staggering cost of hangovers (Wiese et al. 2000)
The alcohol hangover is characterized by a headache, tremulousness, nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue combined with decreased occupational, cognitive, or visual-spatial skill performance. In the United States, related absenteeism and poor job performance cost $148 billion annually (average annual cost per working adult, $2000). (2013 updated to $224 billion)
Based on these statistics, hangover causes a significant economic loss in the United States. The staggering cost of alcoholic hangover could be significantly mitigated if drinkers took the right antioxidants before going to bed. Don’t forget to eat your antioxidant fruits & veggies!