Drinking alcohol to levels higher than what the body can
cope with leads to hangovers. High blood levels of alcohol (ethanol, the chief
ingredient), teams with dehydration and the toxic effects of acetaldehyde (a
breakdown product of alcohol) and of substances called congeners lead to a 'metabolic
. Headache, nausea, fatigue, body aches and weakness ensue.
The aftermath of consuming red wine and dark liquors like
brandy and whisky is more pronounced! These contain higher levels of congeners
than white wine or clear spirits like vodka. Alcohol also acts as a diuretic;
important ions like sodium and potassium are lost in excessive amounts in
The chief ingredients of Yak-a-mein include salty beef and soy sauce based broth; noodles (provide carbohydrates);
beef, chicken or shrimp (source of protein); onions; hardboiled egg. These contents
can replace the vital nutrients lost from the body
following consumption of
Old Sober has been
popular for a long time for its 'hangover busting'
effects. It is
believed to have been brought to New Orleans by soldiers returning from the
Korean War. The true scientific evidence for the relieving effect was produced
by a team of researchers from the University of California lead by Alyson E.