What is in Turkey That Makes You Tired?

There is an amino acid found in tukey called L-tryptophan. We need amino acids in our body to help our muscles and other parts of the body. When you eat turkey, the amino acids break down from it and get into the blood stream. When they reach the brain, it actually turns it into another chemical called serotonin, which is the chemical that helps relax your body and help you sleep.