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- on November 22, 2016
Every year at Thanksgiving, we put on our sweatpants so we can stuff ourselves mercilessly with turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday. But inevitably, in that hour between feeling so full you think you’ll explode our relatives end up finding you conked out on the couch.
Along comes little Petie with his scientific explanation that you’re tired because the turkey you just ate is laden with L-tryptophan. Is the turkey really what’s to blame for Thanksgiving sleepiness?
What is L-Tryptophan?
L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid. The body can’t make it, so diet must supply tryptophan. Amino acids are building blocks of proteins. Foods rich in tryptophan include, you guessed it, turkey. Tryptophan is also found in other poultry, meat, cheese, yogurt, fish, and eggs.
Our T Off staff wishes all of DFW a Happy Thanksgiving!