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A Pre-Game Nashi Pear Juice Recipe for Hangover Prevention

New research suggests pear juice could stop your hangover before it starts.
By Shannon Connellan
August 10, 2015
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A Pre-Game Nashi Pear Juice Recipe for Hangover Prevention

New research suggests pear juice could stop your hangover before it starts.
By Shannon Connellan
August 10, 2015
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We've tried everything. Berocctails, toasted sandwiches, Icy Poles, B&E rolls, gallons and gallons of water, even military-grade cures. But there's been an cheeky little hangover cure lurking in fruit shops Australia-wide, the humble, oft overlooked nashi pear. According to ABC, new results suggest Korean pear juice could stop your hangover before it starts — the ultimate pre-game bev.

Valiant scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have been hard at work delving into the unsung benefits of the pear, and while the study is still ongoing, they've apparently uncovered some pretty high-fiveworthy results. According to the study, people who drank Korean pear juice before a big night on the turps experienced milder hangovers the next day. It seems there's certain components in pears that speed up your ability to metabolise alcohol — this usually sits at around one drink per hour for your average human.

You'll need to drink about a cup (seven ounces) of pear juice to get the shield going. Importantly, the pear juice must be sculled before drinking, not after, as there's no evidence the liquid gold will save you once you've got a hangover.

So let's crank a nashi before we head on out on the whiskey. Here's a recipe we've pulled from Serious Eats' Carolyn Cope.

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PRE-GAME HANGOVER-FIGHTING NASHI PEAR JUICE

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup fresh pear juice from about 4 nashi pears
1/4 cup (2 ounces) fresh basil juice from about 2 packed cups basil leaves and stems
1/4 cup (2 ounces) fresh lemon juice from about 2 lemons, peel and pith removed
2/3 cup (about 5 ounces) fresh celery juice from about 4 large celery stalks

DIRECTIONS:
Blend/juice ingredients together thoroughly, divide between two glasses, and serve immediately.

Servings: 2

Via ABCShape, Serious Eats.

Images: Dollar Photo Club, Carolyn Cope.

Published on August 10, 2015 by Shannon Connellan

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