Here are the Thanksgiving post-feast facts about tryptophan.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
by Dr. Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS - Physical Therapist and Co-owner If your family is anything like mine then you all fall asleep soon after eating that big feast on Thanksgiving, (or you want to!). Most of us eat a delicious meal of turkey and other side dishes like mashed potatoes (regular and sweet), stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn, and of course pie for dessert. Is the hype about the tiredness related to eating turkey true? I did some research and I have the answer… Thanksgiving turkey does have the makings of a natural sedative in it, the amino acid called tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, meaning that the body can't manufacture it by itself; the body has to get tryptophan and other essential amino acids from…
Patch is here to rescue you and your Thanksgiving meal.
It's Thanksgiving and you're on the verge of crisis! We rounded up some useful information to help get you through the day and have a fantastic meal: "Help! I don't know how long to cook the turkey!" For a 10-18 pound bird, Butterball recommends cooking it for 3 to 3 1/2 hours for an unstuffed bird. Add another 45 minutes to an hour if you like to cook yours with the stuffing inside. Visit their website to find answers to more questions or call their hotline at 1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372). "Help! I forgot a key ingredient!" Some grocery stores like Kroger will be open Thursday for last-minute ingredients. “Help! My mashed potatoes are lumpy!” Try to soften them up by adding milk or chicken broth. If that still doesn’t work, then try…