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Researchers Find Bacon Sandwiches Do Help Hangovers

Bacon Sandwiches Are a Hangover's Best Friend

To the many of you who are convinced that greasy carbs and bacon are the best foods to eat when hung over: research is about to add some scientific validity to your argument.

According to researchers at Newcastle University's Centre for Life, food — specifically, bacon sandwiches — can do a hungover body good. Food on the whole speeds up the body's metabolism, helping it to deplete the body of alcohol more rapidly — but why bacon sandwiches?"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," explained Elin Roberts, the center's science communication manager. "Binging on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters, but bacon contains a high level of aminos which tops these up, giving you a clearer head."

You know what this means: the morning after we celebrate our excuse to overload on red wine, we can enjoy a greasy, carbo-loaded breakfast free of any guilt. Do these findings surprise you?


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taylor350 taylor350 8 years
That totally justifies my bacon biscuit sandwich from the local biscuit joint when I'm hungover and have to work!
caramelqtee75 caramelqtee75 8 years
Blix Blix 8 years
I knew bacon had to exist for some reason!
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
When I was a kid, I loved bacon sandwichs with grape jelly. I mean I ate them all the time. Now, I never eat them and find find them kind of gross. Esp. with the grape jelly. That was cathartic I guess.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Niiiice. Gatorade does the trick for me.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Dibs on aimeeb's sandwich!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good to know but I don't think I could ever consume a sandwich like that.
MsWalton MsWalton 8 years
Another reason for me to "heart" bacon (sigh).
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
**cure for a hangover**
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
I am not a big fan of bacon. I do buy the grease as a crew for a hangover because greasy Mexican food does the trick every time.
smashedpotatoe13 smashedpotatoe13 8 years
i usually go for a chicken tamale... only bc bacon just doesnt do it for me. not a fan of the pork products. the bf is and will probably go nuts when i show him the article :)
jhig jhig 8 years
Ok, I love a great BLT sandwich just like the next person but that bacon sandwich image looks disgusting . My favorite BLT is one with a tosted bread, 3 layered cheese trio, roman lettuce, peppercorn bacon, many slices of red onions, red and green bell peppers, thick tomatoe slices, salt/pepper, & olive oil. Yum...
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
No hangover is ever required to enjoy the 8th wonder of the world...a toasted peanut butter and bacon sandwich. :drool:
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Gosh, bacon is the food of the Gods.
courtneyd courtneyd 8 years
This is my go-to food for curing my hangover, usually. Bacon, toast, mayo (I never cared for the L and T on a BLT) and a coke and I feel so much better.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
Bacon bacon bacon! ;) So a university was paid a lot of money to confirm what we here already know and could have told them for free? Priceless! LOL ;)
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years, I think so such thing exists that bacon cannot conquer. All hail porky yummiess!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Ok that picture makes me sick looking at it. I always would prefer a chilidog from a local place here, super greasy, but I never wanted bacon, eww...
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
Is there anything bacon can't do?
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