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Bacon Cures Hangovers
Valuable information in time for New Year’s Eve (or any other time)
- by Steve Baker
Ah, New Years Day; a new year, a new beginning, a new chance at life…and a hangover?
Oh, I’m certain that none of you have ever over-indulged, but like me, perhaps on occasion, you too have been over-served by those overachieving servers.
If you’ve ever awakened on New Year’s Day with the ugly effects of over-imbibing a wide variety of adult beverages the night before, I’m here to help.
In the past, I've been sharing business ideas with you. But on your behalf, I also search the world over for the information that can add value to your life. So, with New Year’s Eve approaching I thought I’d share a valuable tip all the way from England.
Scientists say they have proof that the best cure for a hangover really is a bacon sandwich.
Elin Roberts, science development manager at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne UK, says: "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 better. Binging on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters too, but bacon contains a high level of amines which increases these levels, giving you a clearer head.
There's even a scientific formula behind that tantalizing aroma of a bacon sandwich, reports London's Daily Mirror.
Elin adds: "If you've got amino acids and reducing sugars at a heat above 150 degrees centigrade, it kick-starts the Maillard Reaction in the pan. That means lots of wonderful soothing aromas are released and it's this which draws us in. I know of three vegetarians who have been broken by the smell of bacon."
Elin went on to explain "It's not just the bacon sarnie that helps clear the fug; the very act of preparing the British culinary delight will help the fragile rebuild their shattered brains."
See dear readers, I bring you things that count in your life...hmm, a Bacon Sarnie to clear your FUG? (gotta love the Brits) not to mention the Maillard Reaction that, until now, was most probably not part of your knowledge library.
Oh sure, there are other things that may help, like B-complex vitamins, lots of water, fruits with fructose, bananas with potassium and good ol’ Alka Seltzer. But will you smell the Maillard Reaction? I don’t think so.
So share this info with your over-imbibing friends and here’s to great success for all of you in the coming new year.
How can you ever thank me? Buy me some drinks and we'll head for IHOP, I can smell the bacon.
Steve Baker is a small business advocate and a business advisor with a passion for every phase of business cycle from startup to exit. He is also a public speaker and author of "Pushing Water Uphill With a Rake," as well as an avid poor golfer. He welcomes your comments and e-mails at and invites you to visit his website www.PushingWater.com