Bacon apparently contains amino acids that help heal your alcohol-depleted brain.
The same study showed that an anti-inflammatory similar to ibuprofen (the active ingredient in Advil) had a similar hangover-reducing effect. Popping Advil when you have a hangover headache is kind of a no-brainer — but now there’s science to back you up. Be warned, though — habitual heavy drinking and Advil use can be bad for your stomach lining.
In one study, drinkers who took pyritinol, a form of vitamin B6, during a party were less hungover the next day than those who didn’t take the vitamin. Chickpeas are an excellent source of B6, so snack on hummus while drinking to protect yourself from hangovers in advance. B1 may also have a protective effect, and it’s found abundantly in asparagus.