Prosecco Hangovers Are The Worst And There Is Actual Science Behind It

Anna Lewis
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From Delish

If you’re still recovering from drinking too much over the festive period, you’re not alone.

And there’s a chance that you found one hangover particularly brain-thudding and mouth-drying, and it was the one after your night of drinking Prosecco, wasn’t it?

If so, you’ll be glad to hear that there is actually a scientific reason why Prosecco hangovers can be far worse.

According to Marco Castelanelli – founder of Club Vino and a level 3 AIS sommelier – those extra-painful heads are to do with the bubbles.

“If you find that you get the worst headache ever after a glass of two or Prosecco 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.

“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.”

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So, what can we do to avoid a day spent guzzling Lucozade and telling yourself you’re never touching alcohol again? Is it simply a case of never drinking fizz from now on?

Luckily, no.

Marco advises that we should be “drinking a glass of water with every glass of Prosecco to reduce dehydration.” And if you forget to do that (whoops-a-daisy…) be sure to “drink a large glass of water before bed.”

Pretty simple if you think about it. Now pinky-promise me you’ll do that on your next night out.

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