1. Myth: Eating a meal while drinking prevents hangovers
Sometimes...but only with certain kinds of meals. Eating a salad before a night of shots and bottles won’t do much for you—however, a thick-ass burger may help soak up some of that booze.
Elizabeth Kovacs, director of the Alcohol Research program at Loyola University, says that red meat has an especially high concentration of amino acids and B vitamins that helps process the byproducts of alcohol. Red meat, smart drinking, and a lot of water will help you not feel like sh*t in the morning.