How many of us have gone through great lengths to avoid getting a hangover after a fun night out of drinking? It may be safe to assume that nearly all of us have tried various techniques, only to wake up the next day with a grueling headache. So what exactly is up with hangovers and is there any real way to avoid them? Well, a new video from Brit Lab cuts has gone through the effort of dropping bountiful knowledge on all of us about what causes hangovers and what prevents them.

If you’ve ever abided by the old saying, “beer before liquor never been sicker, liquor before beer you’re in the clear” trope, then you’ll be unhappy to know that it doesn’t make a difference. In fact, the video stresses that it’s not about what order you ingest your drinks, but how many you actually end up having. So what exactly is a hangover then? Well, according to researchers, even though 77% of people get hangovers they’re still no clear indication of what causes them. The consensus is currently left at the way our bodies absorb and process alcohol.

However, the video does give us some small hints here and there about how we might avoid a hangover. It seems that darker colored alcoholic drinks contain higher levels of chemicals that can irritate the blood vessels in our brain. Bubbly drinks are also to be avoided if you want to escape a morning hangover.

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