British researchers found that eating concentrated doses of carbohydrates and protein after some "over indulgence" can speed up your metabolism and provide the amino acids needed to start feeling better. BLT for breakfast, anyone?
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Any amateur college biologist will suggest "heavy" or "greasy" food the morning after a long night out, as it "soaks up" the remaining alcohol in your system—or something like that, it's hard to remember. Newcastle University researchers suggest that age-old remedy is rooted in how the protein provided by bacon and other meats is broken down into amino acids, which in turn replenish the nerotransmitters depleted by a long night of drinking.
Something to keep in mind, then, for the long-term planning of a big night on the town. Any vegetarians in the crowd want to suggest a protein-rich and tasty alternative to a crispy strips and toasted bread? Bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover [Telegraph via Daring Fireball]