Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.
Does the Tryptophan in Turkey Make You Sleepy?
Sorry to say, that if you’re looking for the sedative effect, it’s unlikely you’ll get it from eating turkey. L-tryptophan doesn’t affect the brain unless you take it on an empty stomach with no protein present. Furthermore, the levels found in a turkey dinner are far, far too low to have such a result. So, even while the mass media, CNN and Fox like to hype it and blame post holiday meal sleepiness on the turkey… that’s just an appealing sound-bite. The truth is that tryptophan isn’t to blame for the sudden drowsiness that hits right after the meal when the football games come on.
Your stupor is more likely due to the combination of drinking alcohol and overeating – not just turkey, but also mashed potatoes, ham, creamed onions, cranberries, sweet potatoes, peas, stuffing, carrots, bread, pies, and whipped cream. How many beers did you have? All of the food and alcohol have the effect of pulling the blood away from your brain to help your digestive tract do its work.
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"This pumpkin pie has just a hint of maple and is served in a sweet graham cracker crust. A cinnamon walnut topping makes the perfect finish."
* 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, maple flavoring, ginger, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Pour into pie shell.
- Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 degrees F; continue baking 30 minutes.
- In medium mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts.
- Remove pie from oven; top evenly with crumb mixture. Return to oven 10 minutes. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store covered in refrigerator.
Five Tips for a Simpler Thanksgiving
The majority of us are running around like a chicken with its head cut off the day of Thanksgiving. Between taking care of the family, shopping, cleaning and food preparation it can be extremely overwhelming! Give yourself enough time to prepare for Thanksgiving because it alleviates stress and leaves more room for spending time with the family.
- Make desserts the day before Thanksgiving.
- Peel potatoes the day before Thanksgiving.
- Make cornbread for homemade dressing the day before Thanksgiving.
- Cut up vegetables the day before Thanksgiving.
- Thaw turkey well ahead of time.
Get Enough Sleep
This is the number one cause of stress, we run ourselves ragged and don’t take the time to relax and recharge. A good night’s sleep will have you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the holidays.