As the saying goes, “Beer before liquor, never been sicker. Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear.”

This slogan has been part of the drinker’s lexicon for decades, but is there any truth to it? Or is it just the fun, rhyminess that keeps us repeating it again and again?

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Hangovers & Motherhood

June 01, 2016

Remember when a hangover meant an excuse to park your butt on the couch and do nothing but curse the drunk version of yourself who got you into this miserable mess? Now just for kicks, let’s toss a toddler and an infant into the hangover scenario and how how that plays out.

It doesn’t take a rocket-scientist to know that hangovers and babies don’t mix.  But, that has yet to stop me from enjoying a glass too many of champagne on a Saturday night with my girlfriends. 

Here are the 5 worst things about hangovers & motherhood:

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We’ve all complained before that different types of alcohol seem to give us different types of hangovers. The question is, is that really true?

The answer is yes. Scientists at Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and the University of Michigan Medical School found that more congeners in alcohol typically results in a worse hangover.

What is a congener, you ask?

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So what are antioxidants?

Simply put, antioxidants are chemicals (natural or man-made) that have the ability prevent or slow cell damage.  Some cell damage occurs naturally during metabolism but your body uses antioxidants to prevent or reverse this damage before it becomes excessive. However, some environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke and, yes, alcohol can increase cell damage while simultaneously reducing your antioxidant stores.  

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