9 Hangover Cures From Around the World

Bacon and Eggs, U.K.
This sign in a British pub advertises a 'Great British Breakfast' featuring lots of protein in the form of bacon, eggs, sausages and beans. Roberto Herrett/Getty Images

This is one cure we can get behind. A full English breakfast, featuring lots of fried bacon, fried eggs and some toast sounds pretty tasty. The theory is that the grease and fat line the stomach and help to soothe it [source: Paul].

But there's actually more than that going on. The heavy helping of protein in the bacon and eggs does have some real value. Alcohol depletes the amino acids in your body. Amino acids are used to break down food, repair body tissue and as a source of energy. Protein breaks down into amino acids, so ingesting bacon and eggs will help with well-being [source: Medline Plus].

A study at England's Newcastle University found that a basic bacon sandwich could help you recover from a hangover. The bacon would replenish your amino acids while the carbohydrates in the bread would boost your metabolism [source: The Telgraph].

"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," Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University's Centre for Life said in a news report.