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The Melbourne Cup has a reputation for causing normally sensible people to act a bit silly. And by silly we mean completely and utterly munted. The exciting vibe of the event combined with copious beer and champers invariably leads to excessive intoxication.

We're not here to judge, but if you need to be at work the next day, you're going to need to do something about that hangover. Here are five hacks from a sports nutritionist that should help to mitigate the damage.


Most alcoholic beverages have an ABV level (alcohol by volume) of around 5-20 per cent. But sometimes, you need something a bit stronger. If you're planning to party hard on the weekend, ask your bar if they have any of the beverages in this infographic. With luck, you might live to regret it.


Whether your side wins or loses, one thing about the grand final weekend is certain: you're going to have a huge hangover at some point in these three days. Sports is one of the best excuses for drinking (and day drinking), so we've compiled some of our best tips that will get you through it in one piece.


The Glucose "No Limits" energy drink is a recovery beverage and energy supplement designed for 24-hour party people in Europe. It contains over 20 active ingredients hand-picked by scientists in Switzerland and has an astronomical price tag to match -- a single 300ml serve costs around $10. To put its lofty claims to the test, we downed a bottle after a particularly boozy night in Warsaw, Poland. Here are the results.


A new study has found what the majority of frequent drinkers already know: a bad hangover has minimal influence over future drinking behaviour. Instead, most people tend to focus on the pleasurable memory of being drunk rather than the debilitating after-effects when contemplating their next drink. Well, duh.


Alcohol is a poison -- a delicious, karaoke-inducing poison -- but a poison nonetheless and it often comes with a steep price. Fortunately, science is here to hold back our hair, pick us up off the floor, and let us know that everything's going to be all right.


Whether your favoured team suffers an epic victory or a shameful defeat, large amounts of drinking often follow the grand final. Ensure you're vaguely functional come Saturday and Sunday morning with our hangover minimisation tips.


Think sake is a spirit or a kind of wine? Think it has to be drunk warm? Think again. Educate yourself as we demolish five myths about the Japanese alcoholic drink with the help of an Australian sake expert.


Home-remedies for a hangover abound, but some are better than others, especially when there's at least some science behind them. According to Good Magazine, a Japanese-inspired breakfast of miso soup and eggs can help soothe a bad hangover by replenishing some of the nutrients you lost while drinking.


British researchers found that eating concentrated doses of carbohydrates and protein after some "over indulgence" can speed up your metabolism and provide the amino acids needed to start feeling better. BLT for breakfast, anyone?