Does Asparagus Help With Hangovers?

What's the one thing in the world that is universally disliked by everyone? Hangovers, of course! While it might feel like the best idea ever to have a couple of extra drinks on a night out, you may end up paying for it dearly if you wake up with a massive hangover the next morning. In all probability, you'll either be fighting a throbbing headache or dealing with punishing waves of nausea as you lie down in bed, waiting for the worst to pass.

Of course, where there are hangovers, there are conversations that explore ways to cure them. According to Harper's Bazaar, one of the things you need to do when you're in the throes of a nasty hangover is to fight dehydration. A good fix for that is sipping a homemade smoothie made with fresh fruits like strawberries and bananas with a combination of oats and flax seeds. Or gift yourself some respite in the form of a wholesome bowl of chicken noodle soup (via Healthline.)

Also, some folks recommend that you eat asparagus in a bid to feel better. Yes, seriously. This might be worth a shot, after all.

Asparagus can be helpful, but there are limits

There are TikTok users claiming that asparagus can really help fight nasty hangovers, crediting the mineral and amino acids in the vegetable with aiding the liver (via TikTok). According to Delish, adding asparagus to your list of foods to eat during a hangover may be somewhat helpful but not enough to cure you completely. A celebrity chef and nutritionist, Serena Poon, told the publication, "I would caution against using this research to justify over drinking, but if you do find yourself in a place where you are feeling unwell due to alcohol consumption, adding asparagus to your plate might make you feel a bit better." According to Healthline, this is because asparagus can help certain enzymes break down the alcohol in your system, at least in some test-tube studies.

However, you'll still be in a better position if you stop drinking around four hours before hitting the sack and exercise mindfulness. Also, Poon suggests making rehydration a priority the next day to feel better. She is also a fan of food items that are full of antioxidants like fresh fruits and veggies, asparagus included. Just don't rely on them for a miracle cure.