Many drinkers swear by a good, greasy meal, either before or after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. Eating anything beforehand is helpful, because food in the stomach will help slow alcohol absorption. But does greasy food like bacon really make a difference? Bacon is rich in proteins and amino acids, which help restore the brain to its normal functioning level. Instead of waiting until you have a full-blown hangover, nosh at a diner after a night of partying.