So, why would we think that turkey makes us sleepy? Pumpkin pie, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Pumpkin_Pie.jpg Scrumptious and good for you! Pumpkin pie is loaded with a healthful phytonutrient called beta-carotene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Just because after a heavy Thanksgiving dinner you want to take a nap? Yep. That’s why. So, is there any truth to it? Should we be eating a turkey sandwich whenever we have trouble going to sleep? Nope. The science tells us that a chemical turkey has in abundance, tryptophan, makes serotonin which can cause drowsiness and is a precursor to melatonin,... (Read More ...)