One too many? Try this hangover remedy...
April 08 2009 at 07:19AM
London - Scientists say they have proof that the best cure for a hangover really is a bacon sandwich.
Elin Roberts, the 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." Link
Not only does bacon taste great, but now we find out that it has this added bonus feature!