Best hangover cures: Sprite does the trick, Chinese researchers theorize

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(WJLA) - For ages, people worldwide have long tried to figure out the perfect combination of food and beverage to feel better after having one too many adult beverages.

According to researchers in China, there's one specific drink that outperforms the rest when it comes to battling hangovers - Sprite.

The researchers evaluated 57 different drinks, including herbal infusions, tea and various carbonated beverages, before settling on the clear, fizzy soda as your best bet to knock out hangover symptoms.

In their research, which was published in late September in the journal Food and Function, the scientists theorize that Sprite does the best job of ridding your body of a key metabolite from alcohol.

You can read the full study here.