WORLDWIDE, hangover cures run the gamut from the salty to the spicy to the sour to the wet, but depending on what country you live in, what hangover remedy you reach for might vary. Here, a compilation of hangover foods from around the world. Just in case.
Throughout most of the US, hangover foods owe a lot to the country’s Anglo roots — salty, greasy, fatty foods like bacon, eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, or anything fried — the notable exception being the parts of the country where Hispanic culture abounds (think menudo, Mexican beef stomach soup).
Fatty foods, though popular, are scientifically proven to be better preventatives than hangover cures; the grease helps repel the alcohol from the stomach lining but will probably only irritate a hungover person’s stomach further. Eggs, however, contain high amounts of cysteine – the enyzme that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde. In short, hold the bacon and double up on the eggs to get any kind of hangover remedy.