265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 csf@cambridgesciencefestival.org

Science of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just to add a little science to your holidays: why do we get sleepy after eating turkey? Well, it turns out that we can’t blame turkey for our post-Thanksgiving dinner food comas.

Check out this clip of the Mythbusters episode where they tested this myth.

From the Mythbusters Myth Results page:

Turkey makes people sleepy due to its tryptophan content. BUSTED (as seen in Food Fables) Click To Tweet

Enjoy your Thanksgiving nonetheless!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *