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Glutton at Large: Where to cure a hangover in Atlanta

posted on March 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

El Rey Del Taco’s gooey parrilladas with chorizo, steak, poblano peppers, and Chihuahua cheese, photo by James Camp

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. Many of you will get incredibly drunk even though you are not Irish and you will be hurting the next day. As you search for sustenance to banish that headache and quell the black hole in the pit of your stomach, you may wonder why those morning-after cravings always steer us toward a greasy burger instead of a salad.

Science suggests consuming alcohol increases the brain chemical galanin, which makes us crave fat. And salt. And grease. Overindulging is also thought to lower your willpower, which is why it’s so easy to ditch the diet after drinking. Maybe it’s best not to fight it. Let yourself off the hook and give these greasy, glorious hangover cures a try instead.

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