Sick of crippling hangovers? Eat more pears

They act as a laxative too


Juicy pears are the cure to your heavy night of drinking.

Scientists claim by eating the fruit you can greatly reduce the effect of a hangover.

Perfect for the 9am lecture, a report found eating pears before you go out drinking can significantly increase your concentration the morning after.

Using a 14 point hangover severity test, pears reduced memory loss and sensitivity to light and sound and even lowered the amount of alcohol in the blood.

The supposedly miracle fruit doesn’t work if you eat it the next day and researchers said they had only tested the Asian, or nashi, pear.

They’re currently being sold for £1.50 for three in Sainsbury’s.

The legendary Asian pear

The legendary Asian pear

The Asian pear has long been hailed for its curing powers for the morning after the night before.

Lead researcher Professor Noakes gave half of the participants a placebo and made the other half drink a third of a pint of pear juice.

Participants were then made to drink 540ml of alcoholic spirits – the equivalent of over twenty single shots.

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

Researchers are now planning on testing different types of pears to see their hangover curing ability.

Pears aren’t just great for clearing the mind however. The scientists also said they can cleanse the body through having high levels of sorbitol – turning it into a laxative.