Tyrptophan

Health & Wellness

Does Turkey Make You Tired?

By Tawnya Manion | November 14, 2012

Photo: Rene Mayorga

L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid the body uses to build protein, is found to regulate the appetite, induce sleep, and elevate your mood. However, this time of year Tryptophan is notorious around the Thanksgiving table for putting everyone into a food coma. However,  we must ask ourselves is it the turkey, the pumpkin pie, the alcohol, or the copious amounts of calories consumed that makes people tired after devouring this festive feast? Read More

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