Science Debunks the Thanksgiving Turkey/Tryptophan Myth

As citizens all across America fall asleep after Thanksgiving dinner, dozing off in front of streaming videos of unwatched parades, football games and holiday specials, most will blame the usual suspect for making them drowsy - a compound in turkey known as tryptophan, but the American Chemical Society's Bytesize Science is here to debunk this holiday canard.

Once you've heard a little simple science, it'll be easy to spot the real culprit. But while watching this short video should satisfy your hunger for an answer, it won't stop you from pounding down that second - or third - piece of pumpkin pie.

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