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Q:Does eating turkey really make you tired?
A: The active ingredient at play here is tryptophan, a soporific. But turkey doesn't actually contain any more tryptophan than many other foods. Here are the amounts in some common foods, per 100 grams:
  • Bacalao (dried cod): 0.70
  • Pumpkin seeds: 0.57
  • Parmesan: 0.56
  • Sesame seeds: 0.37
  • Pork: 0.25
  • Turkey: 0.24
  • Chicken: 0.24
  • Beef: 0.23
  • Salmon: 0.22
  • Eggs: 0.17
The real culprit behind the post-Thanksgiving-meal sleepies? Overeating.

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