Friday, October 15
Burnt toast can cure a hangover | Other Remedies
Surprisingly enough, the burnt toast remedy is actually based
on scientific fact. The secret behind this cure is the carbon
in the charred bread. Carbon acts like a filter in the body,
attracting the impurities released during alcohol metabolism.
It does this so well, in fact, that emergency room patients
with alcohol poisoning have a carbon mixture pumped into their
stomachs to prevent them from dying of toxicity. This filtering
effect is also behind the success of over-the-counter remedies
such as Chaser and Sob'r-K HangoverStopper, which claim carbon
as their main ingredient. Carbon is effective as a preventative
measure as well as a morning-after helper.
How Hangovers Work