Bacon: a Drunk’s Best Friend


Science does it again. Every time someone puts out a story about how bacon will kill you, the bacon lovers in the science community go to work. Although it only takes seconds of research to discover that bacon is the most amazing thing on the planet, it takes hours to show scientifically why. The latest breakthrough could be the best of them all.

We all know that people love to drink beer but hate that hung over feeling the next morning. It makes the next day a painful blur. But what if there was a miracle cure that would allow you to get as wasted as you want, and still be able to perform your duties of school bus driver the next day? Well now there is. It’s called the “Bacon Buddy”.

This isn’t some new drug that going to cost you hundreds of dollars, chances are you have everything you need in your kitchen right now. The bacon buddy is as simple as a couple of slices of bacon (cooked to your liking) and two pieces of bread.

That’s right; a good old bacon sandwich is all you need. Elin Roberts, the science development manager at the Centre for Life says, “Food doesn’t soak up the alcohol, but it does increase your metabolism.” The food helps you feel better because the bread is high in carbohydrate and the bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Alcohol depletes neurotransmitters but the gift from the gods known as bacon contains a high level of amines which replenishes them, giving you a clearer head.

Elin Roberts is the same great scientist that showed us why we love the smell and taste of bacon. Mosley wrote about it early this week, you should check it out.

I love science.

By Sean Brett