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Does turkey contain tryptophan?

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10/22/2010

Turkey does contain tryptophan, an amino acid which is a natural sedative. But tryptophan doesn't act on the brain unless it is taken on an empty stomach with no protein present, and the amount gobbled even during a holiday feast is generally too small to have an appreciable effect. That lazy, lethargic feeling so many are overcome by at the conclusion of a festive season meal is most likely due to the combination of drinking alcohol and overeating a carbohydrate-rich repast

turkey does contain tryptophan but also stuff like orange juice(prefferably)

nuts and cheese also contains tryptophan.take note that fruits do contain vitamin C and amino acids but orange juice will take the strongest effect if confronting a fear