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Feeling sleepy after specific meals

Feeling sleepy after specific meals

Eating roast turkey is often blamed for the sleepy feeling that follows. The reason cited is that it contains the substance L-tryptophan. But other foods have more, for example, egg white, cod or pork chops, or sea lion kidney.

To understand why some meals make you drowsier, you need to know how the body and brain absorb nutrients.

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Eating turkey may make you feel drowsy because of the combination of other foods eaten with it.

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