Pear Juice Could Be the Secret to Preventing Hangovers

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There’s certainly no shortage of purported hangovers cures out there. From Bloody Mary’s to a greasy breakfast to bulletproof coffee, everyone has their own favorite cure-all. Here’s a new (and unexpected) one to add to the list: pears.

A group of scientists in Australia are claiming that in addition to its anti-inflammatory benefits, pear juice is surprisingly helpful at preventing hangovers. The key, they say, is drinking it ahead of time. The fruit’s juice boosts enzymes that metabolize alcohol, which helps to eliminate it from the body faster and reduce absorption in the first place. And as for variety, they say Asian pears carry the most benefits, although don’t discount other varieties.