Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Can Turkey make you tired or is that another urban legend for the birds?

I'm sure at some point all of us have fallen prey to that post holiday feast snooze. I know for a fact that within hours after enjoying one of my family's feasts, I nap for a few hours while I claim to be "digesting". I'm sure we've all heard people say, "it's the tryptophan in the turkey, get's you every time"..right? Well is it?

I thought so until I read this neat little article I found through National Geographic. It states that that there are other meats consumed on a regular basis that boast higher levels of tryptophan than turkey does, siting "the slumber may be caused by the stressful hustle and bustle of the holidays, alcohol consumption, and the massive caloric intake of the year's biggest feast." So we know it wont be the tryptophan toting turkey that makes us drowsy this weekend!! Pace yourselves folks!

Check out the article below for more interesting facts http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/11/1122_051122_thanksgiving.html .

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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