Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A Real Hangover Cure?


This has nothing to do with progressive politics or the greater global scheme of things but I found it in The Telegraph and it was too good to pass up. At long last there's an effective cure for a hangover - a delicious bacon sandwich:

Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University's Centre for Life said: "Food doesn't soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism helping you 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."

Ms Roberts told The Mirror: "Bingeing on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters too, but bacon contains a high level of aminos which tops these up, giving you a clearer head."

Researchers also found a complex chemical interaction in the cooking of bacon produces the winning combination of taste and smell which is almost irresistible.


I wish we'd known about this when I was an undergrad.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/5118283/Bacon-sandwich-really-does-cure-a-hangover.html

6 comments:

Dr. Prole said...

Really, there's nothing a bacon sandwich can't cure.

The Mound of Sound said...

Hard to argue with that, Doc.

Omega said...

Also, according to various historic and factual sources, pig flesh tastes like human flesh.

Mmmmmmmm?

The Mound of Sound said...

Omega, you had better keep that to yourself. Imagine what could happen if word got out? Hey, maybe that's an answer to overpopulation.

I think it's a native group in New Guinea that refers to white folks as "long pig." They might have been the samplers that gave the review you mentioned.

Beijing York said...

While waiting in the ER with my hubby, with both enjoyed a BLT sandwich and it hit the spot.

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