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Why Scientists are Backing French Toast as the Best Hangover Cure

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Getty © Getty Getty Put down the bacon sandwich - now there's a scientific morning-after breakfast option.

While you can deal with the b****** behind the eyes that follows a skinful of session IPAs with paracetamol and plenty of water, the toll that booze takes on your liver is more pernicious.

But a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research has served up a tasty solution: give your breakfast a Gallic twist. The nutmeg used to spice French toast has now been proven to reduce liver toxicity.

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The researchers found that nutmeg can help you avert liver damage by restoring healthy levels of various lipids and acylcarnitines in your body. In addition, a compound called myrislignan had a protective effect against liver damage - so it'll help limit the harm inflicted by alcohol's inevitable assault next Saturday night, too.

It may not be in your repertoire, but French toast is a simple dish to master, taking just six minutes to cook.

french toast with fruits © Getty french toast with fruits Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and nutmeg, then dunk in a couple of bread slices. Fry for three minutes on each side, and you're done. Be liberal with the maple syrup, too - it contains 54 antioxidants, five of which are unique to it.

A University of Tokyo suggests that it could act as a further salve to your poor liver. Serve with a strong coffee and the Sunday papers.

A version of this article originally appeared on Men's Health Australia

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