Forget supposed remedies such as burnt toast, gingerroot, soup, or even (gasp) more alcohol – recent research suggests that our favourite pork-laden after product is scientifically determined to be the best cure for a hangover.
Drinking large quantities of alcohol over a short period of time diminishes the brain’s neurotransmitters – making you feel nauseated, exhausted, and generally drained the following morning. Bacon is extremely rich in protein, and contains vital amino acids that boost neurotransmitters in our brains to help make us feel better.
So what does this mean for us after a night of drinking?
While the Republic of Bacon does not condone the usage of the oven or any other potentially dangerous appliances after a night of drinking (trust me, it’s not a good idea), I definitely suggest using Maple Leaf’s pre-cooked microwavable bacon.
Throw some of this in the microwave after a night of drinking, and get your bacon hangover fix started early! The protein and amino acids will get to work right away when you go to sleep, and you can always cook up a hearty bacon breakfast the following morning to fully combat the hangover.
It’s a good idea to make a bacon sandwich the following morning – the bacon will help fight the hangover for the reasons already outlined, and bread is rich in carbohydrates which will work together to cure your hangover.
So you’re telling me that I can effectively fight a hangover while enjoying one of my all time favourite foods? I definitely think this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I don’t know about all of you, but I thoroughly enjoy my bacon, and the fact that it is now scientifically proven to help cure hangovers just gives me all the more reason to indulge in my favourite meat not only to satisfy personal cravings, but also to serve a practical purpose! Now, if only ice cream could be proven to cure the common cold and I’d be set for life!
Given the choice between unproven remedies that are not only proven to be scientifically invalid, but also quite frankly are often not appealing, and bacon-filled hangover remedies, I definitely side with the latter.
I recommend making either a bacon sandwich, as mentioned earlier in the article, or bacon and eggs in the morning. The double protein from both the eggs and bacon, combined with the vital amino acids in the bacon will work together to effectively combat your hangover both quickly and properly. If you don’t feel like cooking the following morning, then at least use the microwavable bacon and have a few pieces the night before and/or morning after – you’ll start to feel better nearly instantaneously!
What do you all think? Will you be whipping up bacon snacks after a night out of drinking?