(Let's agree to ignore the calorie calculations on that for a minute.) That may be possible in the not-so-distant future thanks to two groups of researchers! Isn’t science a wonderful thing?
If beer is your go-to drink but you always suffer horrible head-pounding consequences the next day, consider Griffith University researchers your saviors. They found a way to add electrolytes (in the form of sodium) to light beer without altering the taste. This helps drinkers retain fluids and ward off dehydration, one of the main reasons you feel so terrible when you wake up the next morning. Unfortunately, these results could not be replicated in high-ABV brews; if you prefer a heavier beer, be sure to stock up on these 6 Foods That Ease Every Hangover.
Prefer wine to Weiss? There’s a hangover-free happy hour drink for you, too! By altering the genetics of vino’s yeast (a process dubbed “jailbreaking”), University of Illinois scientists found they could change how it reproduces, ensuring that hangover-causing byproducts are not formed during the fermentation process. This new and improved yeast can also be engineered to contain higher levels of the antioxidant resveratrol, which can boost the heart-healthy benefits of your wine. We'll drink to that!
While we’re looking forward to trying hangover-free booze, products haven’t hit liquor store shelves quite yet. In the mean time, keep pounding headaches and next-day nausea away with these 9 Pre-Happy Hour Foods That Prevent Hangovers.