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This fruity lit­tle number is over­flow­ing with vi­ta­min C, which may help to re­pair the free rad­i­cal dam­age that al­co­hol in­flicts on the body.


Cal­cium? Check. B vits? Check. Plus, pineap­ples con­tain brome­lain, which, says a 2012 re­view in Biotech­nol­ogy Re­search In­ter­na­tional, is a se­cret to re­duc­ing in­flam­ma­tion and keep­ing your im­mune sys­tem in tip-top shape.


Just one al­co­holic drink a day can tax the di­ges­tive sys­tem. The good news? Re­search in BMC Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy sug­gests ap­ples en­cour­age the growth of friendly bac­te­ria in the gut and pro­mote healthy di­ges­tion. Easy.


This fruit is packed with L-ascor­bic acid, aka vi­ta­min C, which a study in the Jour­nal of Bi­o­log­i­cal Chem­istry showed helps to pro­tect cells from ox­ida­tive dam­age caused by al­co­hol.

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