Scientists have found a new remedy for upset stomach after consuming alcohol: strawberry daiquiris.
Researchers have discovered that strawberries shield the stomach lining from the effects of alcohol. This could pave the way for the development of cures for stomach ulcers.
In a lab activity, scientists used rats to determine the effect of strawberry on their stomach mucous membrane after they were given ethanol. They noted that rats that have eaten strawberry extract (at 40mg/day per kilo of body weight) for 10 days prior to ethanol administration had less ulcerations in their stomach compared to those who did not have any.
They found that the strawberry extract helped prevent gastric illnesses and slowed down formation of ulcers. The study revealed that having ample amount of strawberry servings in oneâ€™s diet can be very beneficial especially for the prevention of gastric illnesses and the formation of free radicals in the body.
Researcher Maurizio Battino clarified, though, that their research “was not conceived as a way of mitigating the effects of getting drunk.” He emphasized that their study should not be used to promote drinking, but that it should be used for the formulation of new drugs for gastric problems and ulcers.