My love of bacon is hardly a secret, it should be it’s own food group as far as I’m concerned. So this is especially good news I learned today, courtesy of my friend and colleague Rick (thanks, amigo). According to a story in the Science and Technology section of the UK’s Telegraph, Bacon Sandwich Really Does Cure A Hangover.
Elin Roberts, of the Centre for Life at Newcastle University had this to say about food and hangovers. “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.
She continues in the Telegraph article:
“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.
The reaction between amino acids in the bacon and reducing sugars in the fat is what provides the sandwich with its appeal.
My that’s good news. Perked up my day, that did.
According to scientists, “a bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover — by boosting the level of amines which clear the head.” Personally, I like the bread toasted and with some cheese, too. That’s perfection.