Packed with tryptophan, turkey always takes the blame for making us tired after Thanksgiving dinner. However, there are other foods that may add to the sleepy factor:
- Like turkey, lean game meat, such as elk, lamb and rabbit, is full of tryptophan.
- Naturally high in melatonin, cherries may signal to your body that it’s time to sleep.
- The potassium and magnesium in bananas are healthy but could also make you tired.
Looking to ease into an afternoon nap? These are the perfect items to pile on your plate! Need to stay awake to mingle with family and friends? Steer clear!
– Liz Baker, The Alaska 100