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Why Does Turkey Make You Sleepy? The Truth About Tryptophan
Why Does Turkey Make You Sleepy? The Truth About Tryptophan
Tryptophan, turkey, and Thanksgiving have become synonymous with one another but does anyone really know exactly what tryptophan actually is and if if actually makes you as sleepy as it's fabled to do? The truth is shocking: the levels of tryptophan in turkey is no different than any other poultry - and some other common foods have a much higher level of the amino acid than turkey does.