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Of the thousand and one alleged cures for a hangover, who would have guessed that after a night of hardcore drinking, all that stood in the way of healing an aching, throbbing body drenched in sweat, and a paralytic brain, was a bacon sandwich?

If scientists are correct, eating a bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover by boosting the level of amines which facilitates clear thinking.

Amines occur as a result of the breakdown of amino acids, and many neurotransmitters are amines, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin, and histamine.

“Many drugs are designed to mimic or to interfere with the action of natural amine neurotransmitters, exemplified by the amine drugs.”

Researchers claim food also speeds up the metabolism helping the body get rid of the booze more quickly.

Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University’s Centre for Life said: “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.

(Click “Next” to see Can a Bacon Sandwich Cure a Hangover? Scientists Say Yes)

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Spence Cooper
Inquisitive foodie with a professional investigative background and strong belief in the organic farm to table movement. Author of Bad Seeds: A FriendsEAT Guide to GMO's. Buy Now!
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