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Why you feel food makes you sleepy

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

Other reasons include feeling tired, getting work finished off just before the holidays, cooking for large numbers of people, and staying awake for too long. Then add alcohol to a huge meal, and no wonder you feel ready to drop off.

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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...

  • L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid, meaning your body can't produce it. You obtain it from your diet. Your body uses L-tryptophan as a building block to make serotonin, which is associated with happiness. Pharmaceutical preparations of tryptophan can indee...

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