Despite your intentions of ordering only one drink, somehow the sun is shining a little too brightly this morning for your pounding head. And that queasiness in the pit of your stomach won’t go away, which leads to a mad dash to the bathroom because you can’t even hold down water. It’s a familiar scenario that most of us who drink have experienced at least once, or more likely, dozens of times. And the quest to cure these unbearable symptoms, known as a hangover, is booming, according to MarketWatch. The website reports that people are willing to shell out a lot of money to ease the effects of partying. Product sales for remedies like Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief will top $785 billion next year in the United States.

“If you could actually cure hangovers, that would be a billion dollar idea,” says Christopher Schmidt, consumer health analyst at market research company Euromonitor in the article.

While there’s no magic pill or drink to get rid of hangovers, there are many popular prevention strategies, like loading up on greasy food. AsapSCIENCE tested a few and explained the science behind the theories in this YouTube video.

That greasy slice you stop for on the way home? It’s too late to help, say the testers. They advise eating before and while drinking to decrease peak blood alcohol concentration by about one-third. Choice of alcohol can also impact how bad your hangover is, according to AsapSCIENCE, as bourbon and red wine contain higher concentrations of a toxin known as congeners. In a study comparing bourbon and vodka, 33 percent of whiskey drinkers reported a severe hangover compared to 3 percent of vodka drinkers for the same amount of alcohol.

Following a night of drinking, the team was mixed about whether they felt better after making these tweaks. But there is one way that usually works to limit hangovers: moderation.