A bacon sandwich isn't good for your heart or your waistline, but it might be good for your hangover. "Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids," says Elin Roberts, science development manager at The Centre for Life in Newcastle, in an interview with The Mirror. “Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good. Binge drinking alcohol depletes neurotransmitters too, but bacon contains a high level of amines which tops these up, giving you a clearer head.” So there you have it. Another reason to bend your New Year's resolutions.
The verdict: Some shred of scientific evidence to validate our bacon obsession? We'll take it. Oh, and another one of those sandwiches, please.