Skip to comments.Proof that bacon butties cure hangovers
Posted on 04/07/2009 7:26:35 AM PDT by Red Badger
Scientists say they have proof that the best cure for a hangover really is a bacon butty.
Bacon sandwich /PA
Elin Roberts, science development manager at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, says: "Food doesn't soak up the alcohol, but it does increase your metabolism - helping you to deal with the after-effects of over-indulgence.
"So food will often help you feel better. Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids.
"Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good. Bingeing on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters too, but bacon contains a high level of amines which tops these up, giving you a clearer head."
There's even a scientific formula behind that tantalising aroma of a bacon sandwich, reports the Daily Mirror.
Elin adds: "If you've got amino acids and reducing sugars at a heat above 150 degrees centigrade, it kickstarts the Maillard Reaction in the pan.
"That means lots of lovely smells are released and it's this which draws us in. I know of three vegetarians who have been broken by the smell of bacon."
I’ll see your mmmmmmmm and raise you a ‘yum’.
Always loved a BLT and a Coke Classic with plenty of ice the day after I overindulged.
Best cure for a hangover....stay drunk!
Now you know why!.........................
Bacon makes everything better.
Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum! A couple of those w/ plenty of mayo and a Coke! (a little ‘hair of the dog’ as a chaser)
As Emeril would say: “Pig fat rules!!”
Is there anything bacon can’t do? It’s the worlds most perfect food.
Why cant they ever make the special flavors for regular coke. Diet gets all the love, I was Coke Classic with Bacon!!
If I let her sunbathe by my pool would the bacon shrink? Arkansas gets pretty hot in July.
Yes it would but that’s the beauty of it. It turns into a push up bra. Win win bra if you ask me even though I do believe push up bras are the epitome of false advertising.
“”Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good.””
So this must be why veggans are so cranky.
Bacon, It’s not just for breakfast anymore!
“Is there anything bacon can’t do?”
If I had this information in college, I could have graduated. Alas, I have not been inebriated for many years. After this past election though, I have given thought to resuming heavy drinking.
BTW - According to my Doctor and my wife, eating bacon will not lower my cholesterol. I am not convinced that this is not a ploy on their part to keep me from enjoying the wonderful benefits of pork.—JM
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