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Why does(n't) turkey make you sleepy?

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#174

For many folks in the US, today is a day where we eat Turkey! And many times the factoid/rumor makes the rounds that eating turkey makes you sleepy... but does it? Let's get into it, and fair warning, it's not as simple as you think.


References from this Episode

  1. Biochemistry, 4th edition, by Garrett & Grisham,
  2. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-does-turkey-make-you-sleepy/
  3. https://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts/tryptophan/4010774.article

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