It’s official, little piggies. The U.K. Mirror is reporting that science now proves a bacon sandwich is indeed the best cure for a hangover.
Says Elin Roberts, science development manager at the Centre for Life in Newcastle:
“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.”
And, you know, it’s delicious… and you have no willpower after a rager.