A nasty hangover is nature’s way of saying you need to grow up (and stop drinking so much). Surprisingly, one of the best ways to combat the misery is to return to a childhood favorite: apple juice.
In a recent study, diluted apple juice was more effective at treating dehydrated children than electrolyte-packed sports drinks. Effect of Dilute Apple Juice and Preferred Fluids vs Electrolyte Maintenance Solution on Treatment Failure Among Children With Mild Gastroenteritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Freedman SB, Willan AR, Boutis K. JAMA, 2016, Apr.;():1538-3598. No, these kids weren't reeling from having one too many (they were 5 years old or younger), but heavy drinking also leads to dehydration, so experts speculate the findings apply to hangovers as well. Next time you celebrate with too much green apple CÎROC (we see you DJ Khaled), follow it up with a glass of good old-fashioned apple juice.