Monday, February 15, 2010

McDonald's Cure

Let's talk McDonald's for a second. Specifically my secret hangover cure.

There's a twenty-four hour McDonald's in the subway station near my place. I don't go there too often, which is good because too much it quite obviously horrible for you, but I will say that it is the best and most convenient pre-emptive hangover cure. The junior chicken sandwich: Fairly small, Only $1.39 + tax, Available, And it prevents hangovers.

If I have one at the end of a party night, I never feel hungover the next day. Since the place is inside the station, it's super convenient, and beyond that, the sandwich is under $1.50, for anyone who blew all their cash for the night can probably still get one with bar change in their pocket.

Of course the best way to prevent a hangover is to not get trashed, but if you do, McDonald's. The other solution I like, which is fairly convenient downtown is the street-meat hotdog. But McDonald's is number one. I don't know, maybe it's the grease.

1 comment:

  1. My guess is that it's all that bread on the sandwich itself. The added protein in the chicken might also have something to do with it, especially considering that foods containing complex carbohydrates and high protein foods are considered to be a good source of amino acids, though fats and protein will also further slow the absorption of any alcohol still kicking around in your system.

    It’s usually "the heavier on your stomach, the better" you’ll feel the next day. Typically, having ANY food in your stomach will slow the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream thus, giving you a little bit more resistance to getting a hangover the next morning. However, it’s best to avoid caffeinated beverages aver drinking and salty foods beforehand because that will just make you thirstier. I personally recommend chugging a bottle of water before calling it a night.

    Whenever my friends and I are out,I usually recommend that my friends have a “water back” to whatever we drink, just for the sake of remaining hydrated. I tell them it's to get the taste out of their mouths for the next drink so they "savor the flavor".