Your Thanksgiving food coma comes courtesy of the turkey
The chemical tryptophan, found in turkey, is said to help you relax. It’s because of this chemical that people believe they start to feel sleepy after eating turkey. However, the truth is that it is found in many foods that we eat, like cheddar cheese, which actually contains more of it than turkey does. What ‘experts’ believe is that it is simply the amount of food, liquor, and laughter that makes us tired after a big holiday meal.