There’s not exactly a silver bullet to blast into the heart of your hangover. I’m a fan of B12 as a preventative measure, along with a glass of water before bed, and maybe some VitaminWater in the morning after an ice-cold Mountain Dew. But that’s just me.
Time Magazine has a better idea: coconut water. Say whaaat?
10 years ago, when the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was granted a patent — the first ever given to a U.N. agency — for bottling coconut water in a way that preserves its nutrients, an FAO official noted that the drink contains the same five electrolytes found in human blood (Gatorade has only two). He called coconut water “the fluid of life.” Indeed, in medical emergencies, coconut water has been used intravenously when conventional hydration fluids were not available. [source]
Well that sounds awesome. How have I not heard of this before? Adding it to the grocery list pronto.