Mayo Clinic experts say you shouldn’t ‘blame the turkey’

WISCONSIN (WKBT) — Many people believe the tryptophan in turkey makes you tired.

Well, that’s true and false.

Experts say there’s tryptophan in all types of food like dairy and eggs.

A Mayo Clinic Health System dietitian says if you fell asleep after eating on Thanksgiving, it’s likely because you overate.

“It probably wasn’t so much the turkey as it was the quantity of everything you ate. Sometimes celebrations include alcoholic beverages, which also can make people a little bit sleepy,” said Kate Zerasky.

If you want to avoid falling asleep during your holiday celebration, be mindful of how much you eat and drink.