The Drink With the Worst Hangover
More than any other alcoholic beverage, drinking too much brandy will give you the worst hangover the next morning, The New York Times reports of a study published in The British Medical Journal.
Of course, too much alcohol of any kind can make you feel sick when you wake up the next day, but some beverages are definitely worse than others. The nefarious ingredient is congeners, which are complex organic molecules such as methanol, that are more commonly found in darker liquors.
The more congeners, the greater the hangover.
According to The British Medical Journal, the following seven alcoholic beverages produce the worst hangover symptoms:
- Red wine
- White wine
Do note there is a wide variation within some types of drinks, especially wine. Check the country of origin. Wines that come from countries where there is very little climate change actually contain more hangover-inducing compounds when the wine was made in a bad season. The Times notes that cheap red wine also has a bad reputation for causing hangovers.
--From the Editors at Netscape