Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?

Does turkey make you sleepy? Sure there’s nothing better than an nap after a Thanksgiving dinner, but is the turkey to blame?   Turkey contains an amino acid called tryptophan. Our bodies metabolize tryptophan to create serotonin and melatonin, hormones which make people sleepy. Contrary to popular belief, however, the sleepiness many people report afterContinue reading “Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?”

White Meat or Dark?

It’s almost Thanksgiving. Which do you prefer – white meat or dark? Why is some turkey meat dark meat and some white meat? Turkey breast is white meat. It is lighter in color, quicker to cook, and dries out more easily than dark meat. Turkey legs and wings are dark meat. They are darker inContinue reading “White Meat or Dark?”