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    Leftovers are fine for Friday!

    I just saw mythbusters and they claim the the tryptophan quantities in turkey are not high enough to make one drowsy. Turkey is not an excuse to rock Jack Trice!



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    Re: Leftovers are fine for Friday!

    Mythbusters is fun to watch when they blow crap up. It's really annoying though when they (being special effects guys) try to play scientist.

    "Un-replicated experiments with a totally unrelated "control" is totally reliable science!" Idiots.




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    Re: Leftovers are fine for Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by colbycheese View Post
    Mythbusters is fun to watch when they blow crap up. It's really annoying though when they (being special effects guys) try to play scientist.

    "Un-replicated experiments with a totally unrelated "control" is totally reliable science!" Idiots.
    That said, here's a reliable source about common (and incorrect) food myths... FYI:
    Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy

    The presence of tryptophan in turkey may be the most commonly known fact pertaining to amino acids and food. Scientific evidence shows that tryptophan is involved in sleep and mood control and can cause drowsiness.w39 w40 L-tryptophan has been marketed as a sleep aid.w41
    The myth is the idea that consuming turkey (and the tryptophan it contains) might particularly predispose someone to sleepiness. Actually, turkey does not contain an exceptional amount of tryptophan. Turkey, chicken, and minced beef contain nearly equivalent amounts of tryptophan (about 350 mg per 115 g), while other common sources of protein, such as pork or cheese, contain more tryptophan per gram than turkey.w42 Any effects of the tryptophan in turkey are probably minimised by consuming it in combination with other food, which would limit its absorption according to expert opinion.w43 In fact, consuming supplemental tryptophan on an empty stomach is recommended to aid absorption.w44 Other physiological mechanisms explain drowsiness after meals. Any large solid meal (such as turkey, sausages, stuffing, and assorted vegetables followed by Christmas pudding and brandy butter) can induce sleepiness because blood flow and oxygenation to the brain decreases,w45 and meals either high in protein or carbohydrate may cause drowsiness.w46-w51 Accompanying wine may also play a role.w52 w53
    BMJ 2007;335doi: Medical myths | BMJ(Published 20 December 2007)Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1288



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    Re: Leftovers are fine for Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by colbycheese View Post
    That said, here's a reliable source about common (and incorrect) food myths... FYI:


    BMJ 2007;335doi: Medical myths | BMJ(Published 20 December 2007)Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1288


    Yeah well this isnt going to keep me from using having a belly full of turkey as a reason to take a nap, so you take your fancy science someplace else!!!


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    Re: Leftovers are fine for Friday!

    If I am getting drowsy it's because I drank a whole bottle of Captain! We do plan on bringing leftovers though, our chili tradition just does not sound smart the day after Thanksgiving...



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    Re: Leftovers are fine for Friday!

    I can't believe anyone actually ever believed that.



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