Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bacon and Eggs - The Hangover Cure



Saturday was a big drinking day for me.  I started out at a family gathering, where everyone was drinking, so I myself finished up a bottle of wine.  Later that evening I met up with a friend and we went to a beer garden at our old grade school.  Having never acquired much of a taste for beer, I brought my own little bottle of captain Morgan.  I started getting the munchies really bad and by the time I got home, I was craving bacon and eggs.  I whipped some up, sarfed them down, then promptly passed out.

The next morning I felt better then I had expected.  I don't drink alot, so I'm kind of a lightweight and usually have a pretty harsh hangover if I drink a little too much, so I was expecting to feel like dog poop.  I made myself some more bacon and eggs (because that is what I was craving) and felt even better.  I couldn't believe how good I felt considering and I knew there had to be something more to it.

So today, I did a little research and found some pretty interesting information.  Apparently there is some scientific reasoning as to why the bacon and eggs pretty much cured me of having a hangover.

Some of the interesting info I found:

“Bingeing on alcohol depletes brain neurotransmitters but bacon, which is rich in protein, contains amino acids that top these up and make you feel better,” explains Elin Roberts of Newcastle University.

The University researchers themselves were actually quite amazed to discover that not only the actual consumption of the bacon sandwiches or bacon and eggs with toast meal immediately helped to cure the hangover, but simply the mere act of just smelling the bacon cooking, actually begins the healing process, long before the meal is in one’s mouth.

Then be sure to get yourself a nice, big, hot breakfast of Bacon and Eggs, either in a sandwich or in a meal, that can also include cheese, beans and any other high protein, high amino acid food to start putting back into your body all of the important nutrients that drinking “too much” can rob your body of and make you weak an sick.

Some scientific studies have suggested that eggs are good for hangovers. Why? Because they contain an amino acid called cysteine that, according to some studies, helps break down toxic byproducts of alcohol metabolism. 

And a quote from Jamie Oliver himself, in regards to his hangover cure:

"I have always maintained that a double serving of eggs and bacon works for me".

Just more reasons for my to continue my love affair with bacon and eggs! 
Sources:
BaconToday
JamieOliver

2 comments:

Sarah Smith said...

Wow, good to know! I haven't been tipsy since the weekend my first child was conceived in 2006, but I'll keep this in the back of my mind for down the road!

Lil' Woman said...

Good to know....now I know those late night trips to the diner after boozing were not in vain! :)