Can Korean Pears Prevent Hangovers?

72
Korean Pears Hangover
Is this your hangover savior? [wikicommons]
CHB

Had a little too much to drink last weekend? Looking for a cure that has eluded humankind since the dawn of drinking history? According to study in New Zealand, the Korean pear could be the antidote you’ve been looking for. Maybe.

Scientists studying Korean pears report they “stumbled upon” the benefit that “they can ward off hangovers AND lower blood alcohol levels.” (The yelling emphasis of ‘and’ not mine)

This from Stuff.co.nz

Specifically, the scientists studied Korean pears (or 220 millimetres of Korean pear juice), which is similar to nashi pears. They differ from Western pears so, they say, further research is needed to find out whether the same effect is possible across different varieties.

“There may be several ways by which pears could prevent hangovers,” said Professor Manny Noakes, the study’s lead researcher.

“Our review has uncovered both animal and human studies trying to answer this question. It appears that the factors in Korean pears act on the key enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), to speed up alcohol metabolism and elimination or inhibition of alcohol absorption.

There is one notable catch to bear in mind: You need to eat the pears before you drink to enjoy their alleged hangover hampering qualities.

“The effect was only demonstrated if pears were consumed before alcohol consumption,” Noakes said of the preliminary study. “There is no evidence that you can consume pears after drinking and avoid a hangover.”

So, in other words, plan your excessive drinking in advance.


The Latest Haps

NewsEntertainmentLifestyleFood/DrinkTravelSports
restaurant

Kim Young-ran Law May be Altered in March

The amount of the food allowance in the Kim Young-ran law may be altered from March in order to help domestic demand.

0 comments
Philippines Police

Korean Man Reported Kidnapped in Philippines Last Year Found Dead

A South Korean man who was reportedly kidnapped in the Philippines in 2016 was recently found dead by local authorities there.

0 comments
busan population

Busan’s Population Falls Under 3.5 Million

The population of registered resident in Busan has fallen under 3.5 million two months earlier than was originally expected.

0 comments
microphone

Monthly Ha Ha Hole Returns Friday Night

This Friday, January 20th, at HQ Bar KSU sees the return of the monthly Ha Ha Hole, Busan’s only live English comedy show.

0 comments
Image: Wikicommons

Shinhwa to Perform in February at BEXCO

Legendary K-pop boy band Shinwha is performing a concert in Busan on February 11th as part of their “Unchanging” tour.

0 comments
Image: BIFF

Busan International Film Festival Announces 2017 Dates

The Busan International Film Festival will begin a little later than usual this year because of the Chuseok holidays.

0 comments
212525

Video: Al Jazeera’s 101 East – Fleeing South Korea

Watch an episode of Al Jazeera’s 101 East which focuses on why Korea’s youth are fleeing their home country for life and work overseas.

0 comments
shop

Korea Grand Sale Underway Nationwide

The Korea Grand Sale is underway until February 28th and offer great discounts and cultural performances for visitors.

0 comments
vegetables

Where’s the Cheapest Place to Buy Food this Lunar New Year’s?

Are you wondering where the cheapest places food are to buy food for the Lunar New Year’s holidays?

0 comments
sulbing

Sulbing to Open First Location in Fukuoka

Sulbing, Busan’s famous patbingsu dessert chain, will open its first location in Fukuoka on February 3rd.

0 comments
Hard-Rock-Cafe-Korea

Hard Rock Cafe Offers “Global Day” Discount for Foreigners

Hard Rock Cafe Busan is offering a Wednesday night “Global Day” discount for foreigners.

0 comments
Image: Gorilla Beer Co.

Gorilla Brewing Hosting Special Beer Event Tonight

Gorilla Brewing Company is hosting an “all-you-can-drink” event tonight at the brewery in Millak-dong.

0 comments
Sapa Vietnam

The Traditional Cultures of Sapa Vietnam

Take a look inside the traditional cultures of the Vietnamese highlands

0 comments
incheon airport immigration

South Korea to Beef Up Security at Airports This Year

Officials said today, starting in April, South Korea will check information on inbound air passengers to sort out potential terrorists.

0 comments
market

2017 Winter Travel Season Events in Busan

Busan City is holding the “2017 Winter Travel Season Program – Morak Morak Busan Winter Story”, where tourists can enjoy eateries at traditional markets and hot springs in Busan through January 30.

0 comments
figure skating

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 Schedule

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 is taking place February 16-19 at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

0 comments
baseball lotte

Giants Hwang Jae-gyun to Leave the KBO

Infielder for the Lotte Giants Hwang Jae-gyun has decided to leave the Korean Baseball Organization to challenge the Major Leagues.

0 comments
bobsled-team-run-olympics-38631

South Korea to Spend $780 Million on PyeongChang Preparations

The sports ministry said that South Korea plans to spend 937.2 billion won (US$779.7 million) this year in support for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games preparations.

0 comments

 

 

Comments

comments

HQ bar