June 18/Tokyo/Press Release -- Asahi and Kagome, two of Japan’s most prominent beverage companies, discovered that tomatoes can reverse the effects of alcohol consumption. A study was conducted to compare the effects of tomato juice and water as chasers. The subjects were asked to drink 100ml of alcohol, then chase it with 480ml of tomato juice or water.

Results showed that blood alcohol levels became three times lower when chased with tomato juice than with water. Also, the subjects became sober 50 minutes faster with the tomato juice than with water.

A similar study was conducted on rats as they fed them water with a highly dissolved content of tomato juice, since rats also hate that red substance. Results of the study further confirmed the reverse effect that tomatoes have on those under the influence of alcohol.

 From the June 19, 2012, Prepared Foods Daily News