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The solution to any problem is usually the simplest one. Hungover? Forget the raw eggs or whatever – science proved that your grandpa had it right. Coffee with aspirin is the ultimate hangover cure.*

Scientists in Philadelphia (whoop whoop, Philly represent!) discovered that caffeine, alongside anti-inflammatories like aspirin or ibuprofen, were the simplest, most effective way to block the headaches associated with hangovers. The ethanol in alcohol can produce a chemical called acetate, which is suspected as the cause of hangover headaches. The study showed that doses of caffeine and anti-inflammatories blocked the acetate and relieved the symptom.

BONUS: Turning to coffee for comfort after booze did you dirty may also help your liver. Another study found that drinking two extra cups of coffee was associated with a 44% lower risk of developing cirrhohis. Compared to a baseline of no coffee consumption, researchers estimated one cup a day was tied to a 22% lower risk of cirrhosis. Three cups? 57%. Four cups?! 65%.

So if you’re hungover, drink up! Coffee can help with that.

Pro Tip: Try a darker roast or cold brew. The lower acidity is gentler on stomachs.


*We’re not health professionals, we just just have a lot of experience consuming coffee and alcohol. Everyone’s body responds to these beverages differently. Coffee might not agree with you when you’re hungover. Listen to your body, drink a lot of water before and after drinking alcohol, and maybe just keep it pretty chill in general.

7 comments

  1. My personal mantra is: Coffee a day keeps the doctor away 🙂
    I drink coffee for my sanity as well as for the safety of people around me (me-coffee=danger to public safety). With coffee solving hangovers, more love to coffee!

  2. To be honest, i tried Coffee many times in hangover but it only helps a bit. But your point on taking it with anti-inflammatories like aspirin, increase its effect, that’s nice news, Will try this next time. Also by checking it lower risk of developing cirrhosis, Now i have another reason to drink coffee more for health benifits.

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