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Prosecco Hangovers Are Actually The Worst, And We Have Proof

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Prosecco Hangovers Are Actually The Worst, And We Have Proof

One thing is for sure. Over Christmas, tons of us will be waking up with heavy heads after far too much bubbles.

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We've lost track of how many times we've turned to our friends and moaned 'there's just something about a Prosecco hangover, isn't there?'

And guess what? Turns out there's actual science to back up our claims.

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Speaking to Tyla about that infamous head-banging that only comes after over-indulging in the fizzy stuff, Marco Castelanelli - founder of Club Vino and a level 3 AIS sommelier - explained it's actually all down to all that pesky carbon dioxide.

Prosecco really can give you a worse hangover (Credit: Unsplash)
Prosecco really can give you a worse hangover (Credit: Unsplash)

"If you find that you get the worst headache ever after a glass of two or Procecco then quite simply blame it on the bubbles," he said.

"Prosecco and Champagne both contain little pockets of carbon dioxide which change how the alcohol flows through the blood stream, helping the body to adsorb the alcohol faster.

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"Once in the bloodstream the Co2 competes with oxygen which is why you might feel a little woozy and rather drunk rather quickly leading to an exaggerated hangover in the form of a pounding head."

We *knew* we weren't kidding ourselves.

Carbon Dioxide can cause headaches (Credit: Pexels)
Carbon Dioxide can cause headaches (Credit: Pexels)

So, what's the solution? Giving up Prosecco forever? We sure have felt like it before. But fear not, according to Marco, there's a few simple ways to avoid that oh-too-familiar feeling.

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Firstly, he warns that we should avoid drinking our Prosecco on an empty stomach, and (slightly harder) we should sip it slowly rather than glug it all down in one fell swoop.

Marco adds that you should "drink a glass of water with every glass of Prosecco to reduce dehydration." And when you inevitably forget to do that?! Just "drink a large glass of water before bed," he advises.

Noted.

You can thank us tomorrow when you wake up without a sore head.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Christmas, Tasty Drink, Prosecco, Health

Joanna Freedman
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