Turkeys Don't Only Get Slaughtered For Thanksgiving, They Get a Bad Rap, Too!
You know the popular myth about turkey causing you to be tired? Well, to borrow a phrase, it's all a Hustle!
The myth is based on the belief the tryptophan in the turkey will make you groggy.
A little bit of research will give you the info that L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid found not only in turkey, but other poultry, meat, cheese, yogurt, fish and eggs.
Tryptophan is used by the body to make niacin, a B vitamin that is important for digestion, skin and nerves, and serotonin. Here's where it gets interesting. Serotonin is used to make melatonin, a hormone that helps to control your sleep and wake cycles.
But here's something you should know. Turkey doesn't contain any more tryptophan than the other kinds of poultry, and actually has slightly less tryptophan than chicken, according to Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, LDN, an American Dietetic Association spokeswoman and author of "The Flexitarian Diet."
So the next time you want to blame the turkey, look elsewhere. We've been blaming the poor stuffed bird for making us sleepy for far too long!
THE ANGRY GRANDPA KICKS A DEAD HORSE. WELL, ACTUALLY, HE DESTROYS
A COOKED TURKEY ... AND LOOK AT THE TRYPTOPHAN SPILLING ALL OVER
THE PISSED OFF PATRIARCH'S BRAND NEW KITCHEN FLOOR!
WE HERE AT THE HEYMAN HUSTLE HAVE ENSLAVED HIGHLY TRAINED
MONKEYS TO IGNORE THE FACT THEY ARE OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID,
ALL IN THE NAME OF SCOURING THE WORLD WIDE WEB TO FIND THE FIFTEEN
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