Old wives’ tale: Turkey makes you tired

Old wives’ tale: Turkey makes you tired
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Each festive season, as we clean the last lick of turkey and stuffing off of our plates, a wave of exhaustion hits us. Many people identify this sleepy state as a side effect of the turkey, but this is just another old wives’ tale. While meat does contain an amino acid that helps to create melatonin, a brain chemical known for making people tired, turkey does not actually cause more fatigue than other foods. So, why are you tired after your festive banquet? The large quantities of carbohydrates and alcohol that most people consume during a large feast are the real culprits behind this widespread fatigue, so you can pardon the poor turkeys – of blame, at least!

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Source: RD.com


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