It's only fitting that we start the new year with some hangover facts
Happy New Year flossers! We're back blogging again this week and since many of you probably had to drag yourselvesÂ out of bed after hitting snooze 5 or 6 times,Â I thought I'd kick things off with some hangover-related facts I learned in a LiveScience article this morning:
- Hangovers cost U.S. businesses $148 billion every year (workers taking sick days or performing poorly)
- Drinking caffeinated drinks or taking a cold shower will not reduce your risk of a hangover. It may make you feel more awake for a bit, but that's about it.
- Alcohol-related traffic fatalities are often twice as high on New Years Eve as they are almost any other night during the winter.
- Do not take Tylenol or any other painkiller that contains acetaminophen. The combination of this drug and alcohol is toxic to the liver.
- So what does work? Studies have shown that fruits and fruit juices do actually decrease the intensity of hangovers.
Check out the rest of the article here. Again, Happy New Year!