These are the kind of studies that science was designed for! European researchers have found that eating lots of strawberries can protect the mucous membrane in your stomach from the dangers of alcohol.

But it gets better – not only do strawberries have plenty of antioxidants that help protect your stomach themselves, but they also promote the natural antioxidant defences within your body itself.

While the researchers claim that the research was “not conceived as a way of mitigating the effects of getting drunk,” it’s a pretty nifty side effect. And while we should celebrate the bigger picture discovery – that strawberries may hold the key to preventing stomach ulcers in humans from a variety of sources – knowing that a big bowl of strawberries before your Christmas party may help prevent a stomach ulcer down the line is certainly good knowledge to have!

Web: MedicalXpress
Via: Gizmodo
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