Tag: alcohol consumption

Foodie Swellness: Hangover cure


Those pitchers of mojitos might’ve seemed like a good idea at the time. And now you’ve got a wicked hangover. Well, there’s now a meal that’s been scientifically proven to help you feel better.

Yakamein soup — a dish that typically includes beef, noodles, a boiled egg, and green onions in a beef broth) — boasts carbs and protein to get you feeling yourself again. Plus, the eggs are key — they contain cysteine, an amino acid that helps remove acetyldehyde from your body. The findings were presented this week be researchers from New Orleans at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society. The soup actually originates from New Orleans and is often called “old sober.”

Want to try this remedy out? Here’s a yakamein soup recipe I found from Deep South Dish. I think it sounds like a tasty meal on its own (perfect for warming up during this very non-spring-like week we’ve been having!).

Leave a Comment April 12, 2013

Enjoy an aperitivo

(A glass of wine and some local cheeses — in fact, the server pointed in the direction of the town where the cheese came from when he described the choices to me — with a view of Pallazzo Pitti in Florence.)

One of my favourite things about my recent trip to Italy? Aperitivo. A pre-dinner drink so you can relax and whet your appetite for dinner? Sign me up. This was one local tradtition I had no problem incorporating into my daily schedule as soon as I arrived (and I’ve continued with the habit somewhat since returning home).

So this new research finding is particularly welcome:

Moderate drinking (that’s defined as one per week and no more than three daily for women) is linked to a higher quality of life compared to those who don’t drink at all.


Leave a Comment June 26, 2012

What’s “sensible drinking”?

As many of us are hitting up patios and perhaps enjoying more cocktails and beers than we normally would, I thought this research was worth noting: in a study conducted in Sweden 94 to 97 percent of people don’t know what defines sensible drinking from heavy, damaging drinking.

Here’s a refresher: for women, one drink per day is considered moderate consumption. Heavy drinking? Having more than three drinks in one day or seven in one week.


Leave a Comment June 20, 2011

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