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Proof that bacon butties cure hangovers
www.ananova.com ^ | 04/07/2009 | Staff

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."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: bacon; ham; health; pork; vegan

MMMMMMMMM.........

1 posted on 04/07/2009 7:26:35 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I’ll see your mmmmmmmm and raise you a ‘yum’.


2 posted on 04/07/2009 7:31:12 AM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Red Badger

3 posted on 04/07/2009 7:32:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Red Badger

Always loved a BLT and a Coke Classic with plenty of ice the day after I overindulged.


4 posted on 04/07/2009 7:34:37 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Red Badger

Best cure for a hangover....stay drunk!


5 posted on 04/07/2009 7:37:06 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

6 posted on 04/07/2009 7:38:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Red Badger; SpinnerWebb
Bacon makes everything better:


7 posted on 04/07/2009 7:40:48 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Now you know why!.........................


8 posted on 04/07/2009 7:41:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Red Badger

bttt


9 posted on 04/07/2009 7:41:36 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Red Badger

Bacon makes everything better.


10 posted on 04/07/2009 7:42:20 AM PDT by garyhope (It's world war IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam. VRWC. TWP.)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
I'll see your 'yum' and raise you with this... Bacon Bra!


11 posted on 04/07/2009 7:44:07 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Red Badger

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum! A couple of those w/ plenty of mayo and a Coke! (a little ‘hair of the dog’ as a chaser)


12 posted on 04/07/2009 7:45:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'." ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Red Badger

As Emeril would say: “Pig fat rules!!”


13 posted on 04/07/2009 7:48:21 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Red Badger

Is there anything bacon can’t do? It’s the worlds most perfect food.


14 posted on 04/07/2009 7:49:58 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: tx_eggman

Why cant they ever make the special flavors for regular coke. Diet gets all the love, I was Coke Classic with Bacon!!


15 posted on 04/07/2009 7:51:08 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

“Bacon Bra!”

If I let her sunbathe by my pool would the bacon shrink? Arkansas gets pretty hot in July.


16 posted on 04/07/2009 7:52:30 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jubal Madison

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.


17 posted on 04/07/2009 7:57:16 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Red Badger

“”Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good.””

So this must be why veggans are so cranky.


18 posted on 04/07/2009 7:59:18 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Bacon, It’s not just for breakfast anymore!


19 posted on 04/07/2009 7:59:37 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: CougarGA7

“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


20 posted on 04/07/2009 8:10:43 AM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jubal Madison
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

It's actually part of a Muslim plot to destroy us. I mean think about it. That's why they are so angry all the time. They don't eat bacon. If they would just eat bacon then all the problems in the Middle East would disappear overnight.

21 posted on 04/07/2009 8:51:30 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: tx_eggman
Bacon Flavored Diet Coke

That's just sooooooo wrong!

22 posted on 04/07/2009 8:52:58 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Doomonyou

We used to enjoy eating breakfast at midnight. Bacon, omelette, pancakes....mainly bacon, though.


23 posted on 04/07/2009 8:55:17 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Red Badger
"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."

Research related to the war on terror. In the end bacon may be civilizations secret weapon.

24 posted on 04/07/2009 9:13:25 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Red Badger

25 posted on 04/07/2009 9:32:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
This constitutes the very first time I have ever wanted to eat Stonehenge.
26 posted on 04/07/2009 9:33:44 AM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: Red Badger

The best darn bacon I’ve ever had was in the restaurant of a little town called Logan in N.W. Kansas. Farm to the restaurant fresh eggs, thick custom sliced bacon from the town butcher shop from freshly butchered hogs.......Man, it just doesn’t get any better than that!


27 posted on 04/07/2009 9:34:04 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: ansel12

I’ve thought of opening a restaurant in the local mall food court and frying bacon all day with a fan blowing the smell out into the mall.................


28 posted on 04/07/2009 10:01:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: martin_fierro

ROFLMAO!!!!................................My cholesterol goes up just looking at that!.....................


29 posted on 04/07/2009 10:02:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Judith Anne

My favorite sandwich is a bacon-egg-bacon-cheese-bacon on whole wheat.........gotta get that fiber, you know....;^)


30 posted on 04/07/2009 10:04:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Hot Tabasco

That calls for a Logan’s Run!..........................


31 posted on 04/07/2009 10:04:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

32 posted on 04/07/2009 10:04:57 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Red Badger

Just be careful, and don’t overbalance the bacon with too much fiber. :D


33 posted on 04/07/2009 10:28:25 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Red Badger
I’ve thought of opening a restaurant in the local mall food court and frying bacon all day with a fan blowing the smell out into the mall.................

Mohammed's Bacon Shack, the explosive flavor of bacon in every sandwich, domestic beers only.

34 posted on 04/07/2009 11:07:21 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Red Badger
That calls for a Logan’s Run!

LOL! Its worth it! Bring your shotgun.....pheasant hunting is pretty good.

35 posted on 04/07/2009 12:35:27 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: Red Badger

“MMMMMMMMM.........” is right!

I love those bacon sandwiches — and it keeps the Muslims away, too... :-)


36 posted on 04/07/2009 1:23:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: martin_fierro

LOL!


37 posted on 04/07/2009 1:27:26 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: martin_fierro

LOL!


38 posted on 04/07/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Red Badger

Let’s see, 50 , no 46 years ago I learned that before a heavy night of beers, lay down a god greasy base. Eating good greasy meat allowed more beer less drunk


39 posted on 04/07/2009 1:31:03 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco dÂ’Anconia)
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To: Star Traveler

A scrapple a day keeps the muzzies away!................


40 posted on 04/07/2009 1:36:34 PM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Red Badger

I’m encouraging people to have pet pigs in their homes (or at least, in the yard, if nothing else). Put up the warning signs, too — “Watch out for attack pigs!”

LOL...


41 posted on 04/07/2009 1:37:55 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

42 posted on 04/07/2009 1:44:47 PM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Red Badger

You know..., I really believe that the Muslims are *more afraid of pigs* than they are of bullets...

[... no, for real..., I think they really are... ]


43 posted on 04/07/2009 1:46:30 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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44 posted on 04/07/2009 1:51:08 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Star Traveler

How about bullets coated in pig blood?.................


45 posted on 04/07/2009 1:55:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (If Keynesian economics worked, Zimbabwe would be a superpower.......................)
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To: Red Badger

You said — How about bullets coated in pig blood?.................

That would work..., you just gotta let them know it... :-)

[ ... like a sign saying, “Owner’s bullets are covered in pig’s fat and pig’s blood!” ...]


46 posted on 04/07/2009 1:58:24 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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Chemical reaction that explains the appeal of the bacon sandwich
(Scientific Breakthrough!)
Daily Telegraph | April 06 2009 | Daily Telegraph
Posted on 04/06/2009 7:23:17 PM PDT by GOPGuide
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2223804/posts


47 posted on 04/07/2009 6:23:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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