It’s going to happen to all of us on Thursday right around an hour after your second helping of turkey. Eyes start to get heavy, the couch gets a little more comfy, the traditional post-meal nap! All thanks to turkey. But why?
Turkey contains something called L-tryptophan. Which is an amino acid linked with sleep. It encourages serotonin production in your brain that in turn makes you feel relaxed and sleepy.
While turkey has a ton of L-tryptophan, it’s not the only food that has it. Any high-protein food you eat on a regular basis, like other meats, cheese, nuts can have the same effect. So any of those Thanksgiving cheese boards could be the culprit too.
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