Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Truth about turkey

does eating that turkey on Thanksgiving cause the feeling of lethargy?

We thought we'd try to find out.

Does Eating Turkey Make You Sleepy?

Tryptophan & Carbohydrate Chemistry
Unless a microwave dinner is your idea of a Thanksgiving feast, you probably have had firsthand experience with the after-dinner fatigue that sets in after the meal. Why do you want a nap? To escape the dishes? Perhaps, but the meal itself plays a big part in the way you feel.

L-Tryptophan and the Turkey
The turkey is often cited as the culprit in afterdinner lethargy, but the truth is that you could omit the bird altogether and still feel the effects of the feast.

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