You May Be Able To Prevent Hangovers With…Asian Pear Juice?

Anyone who has lived through their 21st birthday (or 22nd, 25th, 30th, or…) knows this to be true: There are many, many hangover “cures” that simply do not do the trick. Suffice to say, between the countless bottles of Gatorade to the cautiously sipped morning-after Bloody Marys, people are getting desperate to find something, anything, that will ease the pain of a hangover. The most recent suggestion, resulting from research, done at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, might be the most obscure yet. Related: 8 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much Alcohol Borne out of ongoing research on the health benefits of pears, scientists from the CSIRO have found that people experienced hangover symptoms to a lesser extent after drinking Asian pear juice. It sounds like a long shot, but pears impact certain enzymes in your body in such a way that you metabolize alcohol faster than you usually would. Of course, this is measured at about one drink every hour, which might not be how you imbibed on your 21st. Related: The Body-Altering Effects Of Alcohol Unlike other purported hangover remedies, you have to drink the juice before you start drinking for it to have any effect. Chugging Asian pear juice as you cradle your aching head the next morning won’t do the trick. So if you’re meeting for drinks after work, maybe consider a refreshing glass of Asian pear juice before heading on your way. Or if your plan is to get a bit more turnt than that, have we told you about the hottest new chaser around? Click through to Shape for more on Asian pear juice and what actually works to ease a hangover. (Shape) Related: 7 Healthy Boozing Tips From Bartenders

Asian Pear Juices for the Winter Blues

Research reveals that Asian pear juice can help prevent a hangover… perfect time for holiday parties! The South Korean study found that drinking 220 ml, just under one cup, of Asian pear juice before drinking alcohol can prevent hangover symptoms. To read more about the study, check out our recent blog post, Holiday Hangover? Asian Pear Juice Could be the Answer!

At Domex Superfresh Growers® we love drinking straight, fresh Asian pear juice. But, if you are looking to mix things up a bit, or are looking for a festive holiday drink this season, here a few festive suggestions!

Immune System Booster Juice

  • 3 medium Asian pears
  • ¼ lemon
  • 1-2 inches of fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Juice pears, lemon and ginger root. Stir in turmeric and enjoy busting those cold blues away!

Bubbly Winter Mocktail

  • 4 medium Asian pears
  • 1 sweet apple, such as Autumn Glory® or Fuji
  • ¼ lemon
  • Cardamom bitters
  • Sparkling water

Juice pears, apple and lemon. Pour juice evenly into two glasses. Add ~5 drops of cardamom bitters into each glass, and then top off with sparkling water.

Heart Beet Juice

  • 3 Asian pears
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 beet
  • ¼ lemon
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root

Juice all ingredients and enjoy this earthy-sweet juice!

Does this delicious fruit prevent hangovers?

In good news for peops who love a drink or two but loathe the inevitable next day sore head, research by the CSIRO suggests Korean pears may be the key to preventing hangovers

One universal truth is hangovers suck. No one loves the pounding head, desert-dry mouth, churning stomach and general rubbish malaise that follows a champagne-fuelled blow out or even just a quiet Friday dinner that turned into four bottles of wine later.

Looking for a hangover cure that actually works is top of mind when you just want to function at a semi-normal level after a boozy eve. Everyone has a theory on what will work with one scientific study finding exercise helps alleviate some of the hangover pain and non-scientific peops claiming everything from vegemite toast to a bag of Twisties with a bottle of Powerade as their hangover fix.

On the flip side is preventing the hangover in the first place. Sure you can just not drink and then you’ll never have a hangover. But if you’re not yet ready to go teetotaller the scientists at the CSIRO may have found a delicious and nutritious way to prevent or lessen the hangover pain.

Research on the humble, juicy pear by the CSIRO in conjunction with Horticulture Innovation Australia published by the CSIRO found pear consumption had a slew of good health benefits including lowering cholesterol and acting as an anti-inflammatory, but the most startling finding according the study was pears, “…can ward off hangovers and lower blood alcohol levels.”

But before heading out to the local fruit market in search of a regular Western pear the lead researcher, Professor Manny Noakes said in the article, “…at present, studies have only investigated the Korean (or Asian) pear.” There are, according to the research, differences between the traditional Western pear and Korean pears with further research required to determine whether these differences affect the hangover curing ability.

As for how to consume, according to Noakes, “So far the (hangover reducing) effect has been seen from consuming 220ml Korean pear juice, although consumption of whole pears may produce a similar effect.” The research also found for the pear hangover cure magic to happen, the pears or pear juice must be consumed before the booze.

Just how does this fruit help hangovers? Noakes said, “It appears that the factors in Korean pears act on the key enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism… speed(ing) up alcohol metabolism and elimination or inhibition of alcohol absorption.”

This might just be the most delicious and easy way to avoid hangovers that’s ever crossed our radar.

A JUICE drink made from pear, sweet lime and coconut water is the ultimate hangover cure, a study suggests.

Scientists found the combination is likely to help the body cleanse itself of booze faster than any other food.

2 A fruit cocktail could be the answer to curing your hangover 2 A study found a combination of pear juice, sweet lime and coconut is likely to help the body cleanse itself of booze faster than any other food or drinkCredit: Alamy

And guzzling it with a side of cheese, cucumber and tomatoes may ease headaches and nausea even quicker.

But researchers from the Institute of Chemical Technology, in Mumbai, warn drinking coffee after a binge could prolong the agony.

They analysed the effect of dozens of fruits, veggies, pulses, spices and dairy products on two enzymes that break down alcohol.

Pear, sweet lime, coconut water, cheese, cucumber and tomato boosted their effects the most in lab tests.

But a panel of 15 people rated a cocktail with 65 per cent pear, 25 per cent sweet lime and 10 per cent coconut water the tastiest.

This was found to boost the activity of one enzyme by 23.31 per cent and the other by 70.02 per cent.

Adding in the veggies and cheese made the drink unpalatable.

Study leader Prof Rekha S. Singhal said: “Hangover poses a considerable threat at the individual level.

“Along with the occurrence of unpleasantness there is also a risk of health issues that might impact everyday functioning.

“It also affects the economy due to a decrease in the productive work caused by sleep deprivation, loss of attentiveness and alertness.

“A beverage made from a blend of sweet lime, pear, and coconut water could be used to overcome hangover.


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“The consumption of this beverage with cheese, cucumber, and tomatoes may further alleviate the hangover symptoms.”

Coffee slowed the process of one enzyme by 42.75 per cent and the other by 53.44 per cent.

The findings are published in the journal Current Research in Food Science.

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Pear Juice Hangover Cure

There are many different hangover cures out there. Pickle juice, Japanese drinks, and of course, taking a shot of what ails you, have all been tested. Some even say they actually work. None of those hangover cures though, are backed by science. Now, those that want to try a hangover cure that has been scientifically proven to help can find it in certain kinds of pears. According to researchers, drinking Asian pear juice can help fight the hangover blues and in fact, prevent them from occurring at all, leading many to support the pear juice hangover cure as a way to move forward after a night of fun.

How it Works

While studying the many health benefits the Asian pear holds, researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CISRO) found one particularly interesting. It seems as though the Asian pear can help prevent hangovers. Before drinking alcohol, consuming 220 ml of the Asian pear juice can help reduce hangover symptoms the next day. That’s about the equivalent of one cup of juice.

The researchers determined that this works because Asian pears, more specifically Korean pears, have components that act on the enzymes involved in metabolizing alcohol. These are namely alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). The interaction of the two increases the metabolism of alcohol, causing a person to eliminate it from their system faster. It can also prevent the system from completely absorbing the alcohol, also reducing the effects of a hangover.

Things to Know About the Pear Juice Hangover Cure

While researchers have proven that drinking pear juice can help prevent hangovers, there are a few things still unclear after the study. For example, it’s unknown if other varieties of pears could have the same effect, or if there is something about Asian pears specifically that can help hangovers.

It’s also unknown whether eating the fruit will have the same effect as drinking its juice. Given that it’s unlikely that one pear contains a whole cup of juice, it’s unlikely that eating just one Asian pear would cure a hangover. However, eating several pears may do the trick, although research has not backed this up.

It is known that pear juice is more of a preventative measure than it is a treatment. So, coming home after a long night out drinking with your friends and drinking pear juice likely won’t have any effect on how you feel the next day. On the other hand, getting in some Asian pear juice before going out will likely have you feeling a bit better than usual in the morning.

Don’t have Any Pear Juice? Call Hangover Hospital in Florida for Your Hangover Cure

Pear juice may be a good preventative measure for hangovers. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to it and even those that do may forget to take it before heading out for the night. When either of these are the case and you need a Key West hangover cure, Hangover Hospital can help. If you have a hangover, call us today at (305) 912-4911. We can be wherever you are in minutes with our special IV blend that will leave you hydrated and feeling better in just a few minutes. No one should have to suffer through a hangover. When you call us, you won’t have to.

Sometimes there are things in life that seem too good to be true. Like the fact that people from Hamburg, Germany are, by definition, called Hamburgers. And how the fastest human on the planet has the surname Bolt. Just this past August there were reports from the medical community that added to the train of sweet irony: Australian scientists potentially found the most unlikely of cures to what wide-eyed college students might refer to as the modern plague—the morning after hangover. Studies suggest that the answer may have even been in front of us all along, in the form of Korean pear juice.

Yet, before we collectively swan dive into a pool filled with pear juice, it might be prudent to understand the history of the hangover. Although I wasn’t present when alcohol was initially conceived, I remain fairly confident the first ever hangover occurred that following morning. From the beginning, hangover remedies have long plagued and perplexed our species. Pliny the Elder, a philosopher and army commander of the early Roman Empire, counseled his people to eat fried canaries or raw owl’s eggs (ironically, there now exists a California IPA beer that bears Pliny the Elder’s name). Ancient Assyrians (c. 1250 B.C. – 612 B.C.) seemed to still be drunk when they went about consuming ground bird beaks and incense. The Mongolians, never to be outdone, ate pickled sheep’s eyes. Puerto Ricans took the more natural route by rubbing lemons under their armpits before knocking a few back. Or, there was always the Hemingway approach. The novelist was no stranger to a night of over-imbibing, or its repercussions. His hangover solution was said to be tomato juice and beer. Sound advice from the man who once wrote, “an intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”

Of course, I’ve known all too well what a hangover felt like, but before testing the merits of the supposed miracle drink, I had to understand what, scientifically speaking, a hangover meant. My first attempts were through Dr. Google M.D., the best search engine/physician I have come to rely on. According to the all-knowing machine, a hangover is when dehydration, caused by the diuretic effect of ethanol, eventually leads to the shrinkage of brain tissue, and causes, among many symptoms, severe headache. Simply knowing this information will make my future hangovers so much worse.

This finding led to my next question: What the hell can pear juice do to ensure my brain tissue doesn’t shrink? According to the study conducted by Australian researchers (and shout out to the Aussies for researching hangover cures) at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CISRO), subjects who consumed around one cup of Korean pear juice before drinking alcohol had fewer and/or diminished hangover symptoms the following day. Of all the hangover symptoms (and there are many), the greatest improvement was seen in the subjects’ ability to concentrate. Korean pear juice also has anti-inflammatory agents, which will serve in relieving that unbelievably stiff headache. Researchers haven’t been able to pinpoint the exact reasoning behind the Korean pear juice phenomenon just yet. However, according to professor Manny Noakes, lead scientist of the study, Korean pear juice contains enzymes that are necessary for speeding up alcohol metabolism and slightly inhibiting alcohol absorption. In other words, understanding science and using it to my benefit would actually make my head feel better, not worse, as it did throughout my early schooling career.

Naturally, I felt the urge to test it myself. So, I did what I do quite well—I went out and drank a lot. Yet, before doing so, I needed to get my hands on some Korean pear juice, and as the Aussie’s advised, drink roughly one cup of the liquid gold before I cracked open that first beer. (Note: for comparisons sake, one cup of Korean pear juice is slightly less liquid than a standard 12 oz. can of beer).

Researchers have found a new natural hangover cure – pear juice.

Scientists in Australia stumbled upon the discovery while exploring the many health benefits of pears and made sure to share their findings.

Professor Manny Noakes, research director of Nutrition and Health at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation told ABC, ‘Believe it or not, there are effects that pears may have on the amount of blood alcohol after an alcoholic drink.

‘I should make the point that the effect was demonstrated if you take pear juice before alcohol consumption.

‘There is no evidence that you can take pear after alcohol consumption. Once you have a hangover, there is no evidence that it will do you any good.’

So why is pear juice so magical? It’s all about inflammation of the liver which the fruit can reduce. This is what causes the nausea and headaches (along with severe dehydration of course).

Next time someone suggests the pub, swing by the juice bar first!

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Science Says Eating Pears Before Drinking Can Prevent Your Hangover

Before getting irresponsibly unsober, you should consider stopping by your local farmers market and buying a ton of pears.

Scientists at Australia’s CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, say eating pears before drinking can significantly reduce your potential hangover.

The working theory is pear juice consumption leads to a reduction in the blood’s acetaldehyde levels, or the toxic metabolic that makes you wish you were a practicing Mormon the morning after you decide Fireball can’t be THAT bad for you.

CSIRO Research Director Manny Noakes said,

Overall hangover severity, as measured by a 14 item hangover symptom scale, was significantly reduced in the pear group compared to those having a placebo drink, with the most pronounced effect seen on the specific symptom of ‘trouble concentrating.’

You should note the hangover cure only works when you eat the pears before you drink; there is no evidence eating pears while plowing through a hangover actually helps you overcome it.

Apparently, this cure is commonly used in the far east, and allegedly, it only works with Korean pears.

Standard American pears might not do jack squat when it comes to fending off a case of the next-day spins.

Citations: Science has just found a hangover cure which actually works (Metro)

Prevent Hangovers with Pear Juice

While many of hangover cures we know and love (coffee + bacon and eggs!) may dull your pounding head, and ward off any queasiness, many of the strategies we swear by aren’t backed by science. Until now!

Enter: Korean pear juice.

A team of Aussie scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have found that drinking Korean pear juice before consuming alcohol can reduce your hangover symptoms.

How does Korean pear juice combat hangovers?

According to research director Professor Manny Noakes, the pear impacts the enzymes that are in charge of processing alcohol, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). By doing this, it helps to speed up the rate at which you metabolise and eliminate alcohol.

In particular, the study found that Korean pear juice reduces our blood acetaldehyde levels – a toxin that is thought to be responsible for hangover symptoms. Of the 14 symptoms surveyed, the team saw the biggest improvement in their subject’s ability to concentrate.

The humble Korean pair has other health benefits too. Among them, it has anti-inflammatory properties, which may also help to reduce headaches associated with alcohol. There you go!

When to drink Korean pear juice

For the best results, Oakes says the key is sipping the juice before you start drinking. According to the study, this will lessen the effects of your hangover the next day.

As for how much to drink, 220mL is the sweet spot (just under one cup).

Want to try this all-natural hangover cure?

Of course, the best way to prevent hangovers is to drink in moderation. But it’s cool to know that science – and nature – have your back.

In the September box, you’ll find Bae Juice – a 100% Korean pear juice that’s sourced and packaged in Naju, South Korea. It’s sweet and refreshing, and you definitely don’t need to be hungover to enjoy it!

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Reference: CSIRO – Pre-pear yourself: have we ended the fruitless search for hangover prevention?

Everyone has a theory about the best way to cure, or even prevent, the dreaded hangover. There’s padding your belly with deliciously greasy pizza (or fried chicken wings, in my case), taking ibuprofen before bed, chugging gallons of coffee in the morning, and the bold hair-of-the-dog tactic. Typically, no matter what we try to do, there’s still a residual, pounding headache, an upset stomach, or—worst of all—nausea. But a recent study has revealed there could be an ultimate cure-all for too much booze: drinking pear juice.

Researchers at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CISRO), the Australian government’s scientific research organization, found that test subjects who consumed 220mL (just under 1 cup) of Asian pear juice before drinking alcohol had fewer and/or diminished hangover symptoms the next day. Of all the hangover symptoms, the greatest improvement was seen in subjects’ ability to concentrate. But the juice also has anti-inflammatory effects, which means that splitting headache will dull, if not go away entirely.

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The reason behind this phenomenon isn’t clear just yet, but the study’s lead researcher, Manny Noakes, suggests that pear juice contains enzymes that are necessary for speeding up alcohol metabolism and slightly inhibiting alcohol absorption. While the results of this study haven’t been finalized, they do mirror a similar case study from 2013, where Asian pears (also known as Korean pears) significantly cut the severity of participants’ hangovers.

It’s important to note that the positive effects of the fruit juice were only seen if it was taken prior to getting hammered, so gulping down a big glass before you pass out won’t work. And there’s no word on whether different pear varieties, such as Bartlett and D’Anjou, will offer the same benefits to imbibers. Researchers are also still looking into whether you can eat the whole fruit and gain the same hangover remedies. We doubt we’ll hear back on whether peanut-butter pear crisp or pear-cheesecake trifle will do the trick, though.

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Can a Magical Korean Pear Juice Help Cure Your Hangover?

After positive feedback from family and friends trialing early test versions of the product, O’Sullivan flew back to Korea in late 2018, visited the country’s largest pear juice factory and put in an order for 50,000 units of what he’s now selling as Bae Juice.

“It helps break down the alcohol and takes the edge off your hangover, so you feel a bit better,” argues O’Sullivan, who wants to make it clear that Bae Juice won’t completely prevent hangovers – just make them a lot more bearable, as long as you consume it before you start drinking. “It’s 100 per cent fruit juice, we’re not overcomplicating it.”

On Sunday morning I woke up and checked the time – 8.45am, not bad. I pulled myself out of bed and made my way to the bathroom where I wasn’t shocked by what I saw in the mirror. My first actions of the day mostly revolved around washing and dressing myself, not clamouring for a Gatorade.

I had no desire to perform complex mental tasks – but I didn’t have a headache, my mouth wasn’t dry and I didn’t hate myself any more than usual. I still could’ve used some water, but mostly, I just felt tired.

“Did it work?” said my excited housemate as I trundled downstairs.

“Did what work?” I ask. I’m confused.

“The pear juice!”

The pear juice. I’d forgotten all about it. Bae Juice didn’t perform a miracle, but my forgetfulness felt like a good sign the magical pears might be working.

You can order Bae Juice directly here, or find it online at Dan Murphy’s for $3.50 a pop.

Asian pear juice may ward off hangovers when consumed before drinking. (iStock)

From the hair of the dog to bingeing on greasy food, everyone seems to have a favorite hangover cure.

But science has found little evidence to support that any of these methods—besides abstaining from alcohol in the first place—will settle your queasy stomach or ease your aching head.

Until now.

A recent study conducted by the Australian scientific research group, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CISRO), found that Asian pear juice significantly reduced hangover symptoms the next day when consumed before the first sip of alcohol.

Participants in the study were given 220 mL (about 1 cup) of Asian– also known as Korean or nashi– pear juice before imbibing. In addition to dulling or eradicating next day headaches, the pear juice was also shown to reduce common symptoms like memory loss, nausea and sensitivity to light.

But the biggest improvement was seen in the fruit’s ability to improve subjects’ levels of concentration.

So what makes this pear so special?

Asian pears have a high water content and a crisp, grainy texture. Scientists believe the pear contains unique enzymes “necessary for speeding up alcohol metabolism and slightly inhibiting alcohol absorption,” reports Delish. The refreshing pears are also known to reduce levels of the toxin blood acetaldehyde, which is known to make hangovers even worse.

Participants didn’t get the same benefits when they drank pear juice after a night of drinking, so if you want to test out the supposedly miraculous properties of the Asian pear, better plan ahead.

Drinks Made With This Delicious Ingredient Can Help You Avoid Hangovers

There’s a certain kind of juice that not only tastes like the sweetest of nectars—and makes a perfect cocktail mixer—but it also can help you avoid some of the most miserable effects of a hangover. At least that’s what a recent report by an Australian government research group said, after studying the effects of Asian pear juice on people who drank it pre-binge. Here, we’ve tracked down five cocktails made with that magic potion, and you’ll want to try them all. But make sure you start your night off with these drinks, because trying to self-medicate with Asian pear juice after you’ve partied just won’t work—sorry.

Trade Winds

Tucked away in a high-end Atlanta shopping center, Seven Lamps serves innovative American cuisine and craft cocktails to the likes of Gabrielle Union, Drew Barrymore, Usher and Keisha Knight Pulliam. No word on whether they’ve tried the Trade Winds cocktail yet, but we definitely want one: The invigorating drink blends spiced Asian pear juice with vodka, vanilla bean, lemon, cherry bark and bubbly.

Ginger Rogers

At Weights + Measures in Houston, a bakery doles out daily-made bread and pastries; a restaurant serves up seasonal American cuisine; and the Love and Squalor lounges serves up lots of craft beers, boutique wines and killer cocktails like the Ginger Rogers. In this hangover-reducing concoction, muddled blackberries get mixed up with elderflower liqueur, ginger beer, lemon grapefruit, pear vodka and, of course, Asian pear juice.

Asian Pear Yuzu Sake-tini

At the trendy South Beach hotspot Katsuya in Miami, you’ll want to load up on sushi, robata and other signature dishes as you explore the sake and cocktail menu. But first, juice up with the refreshing Asian Pear Yuzu Sake-tini. Pear vodka, Junmai sake and yuzu combine with an Asian pear simple syrup and a shaved Asian pear for good measure.

Asian Pear

New York City’s Lumos serves more than 4,000 brands of the potent Chinese spirit known as baijiu. Before you sample that, knock back a glass of the Asian Pear cocktail. The frosty, baijiu-forward drink features Asian pear, cherry liqueur, spices and tart spritzes of lime. Photo courtesy of Lumon NYC/ Instagram.

Pear With Me

The two-story Stone’s Throw in Houston serves beers on tap and by the bottle, plus Champagne, wine and creative cocktails from an expansive 17-foot bar. Get cozy in the dimly lit upstairs area, with black velvet booths and a bird’s-eye view of the downstairs action, and order the Pear With Me cocktail. In this vibrant drink, rum joins dry curaçao, lime juice, tiki bitters (clove, allspice, cinnamon, citrus), and an Asian pear syrup made with rosemary, cardamom, coriander and allspice. Photo by Rebecca Wright.

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