Turkey has a lot of tryptophan. I feel both turkey and tryptophan BOTH get a bad wrap, so I want to talk about how awesome they are.
Let’s start with Tryptophan. It’s an amino acid that is a building block to protein. Protein makes things, and in tryptophan’s case, it makes our ‘happy’ brain chemical known as serotonin. Serotonin helps with everything from our mood, digestion, appetite, and memory. Low serotonin may be linked to depression, poor bowel movements, and restless sleep. Serotonin is also converted to melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep. So yes, tryptophan can make us sleepy and happy but in the good way!! Not in the food coma way.
Your food coma that occurs on thanksgiving is most likely due to carbohydrates; mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie anyone? While they are delicious, they will make our blood sugar hormones spike! This will make you sleepy!! Especially the more carbohydrate intolerant you are, the more sleepy you will get. How do you battle blood sugar swings? Protein!
And that brings us back to turkey. Turkey is the protein that is our saving grace on thanksgiving. At the end of the day you have two options:
Beat the food coma:
Embrace the food coma:
That being said, traditional and nostalgic Thanksgiving Day foods have so many wonderful health properties.
Watch what Dr. Moos has to say about his 'Free the Turkey' Movement
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
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