Chinese scientists have determined that Sprite is the best cure for a hangover. They took an in-depth look at what actually causes a hangover and found that it’s actually the process of breaking down the alcohol that causes the symptoms like headaches and nausea. The liver breaks down the ethanol in alcohol into a chemical called acetaldehyde and that’s what makes you sick. After studying 57 different beverages, from soda to herbal teas, they found that Sprite actually sped up the ALDH process and caused the alcohol to be broken down more quickly. Hence a shorter hangover.