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Apparently, Gelatin Can Cure A Hangover

Have a hangover? Want to prevent a cold? Have a bowl of gelatin to help boost your immune system.

By Christine Slusser | November 12, 2015

Remember this bright, colorful, jiggly stuff you probably used to eat all the time as a kid? Well, now we know it can help you solve an adult problem. 

"You did it, buddy," a character in "The Hangover Part II" said.

"Cheers!" they all said. 

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Yeah, gelatin cures hangovers, apparently. And helps prevent colds. What? 

"Gelatin boosts your immune system because it's packed with amino acids, calcium and magnesium," a Fox News anchor said

Here's where it kinda gets gross. Gelatin is generally made from boiling bones or animal hides. That, in turn, breaks down collagen — which is a protein. Then, that collagen cools and re-forms into — ta-da! — gelatin. 

Daily Mail pointed to a nutritionist who said, "This confirms what all our grandmothers knew instinctively."

People have been on this gelatin-is-good-for-you train for years

And to quell that age-old rumor, it's not made from boiling hooves. Although, bones may not really be much better. But there you have it. 


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