L-tryptophan myth

first_img• Eat balanced meals and include fresh vegetables with a balance of protein and carbohydrates. • Limit portions and eat dessert in moderation. • Eat slowly. It gives the stomach time to tell the brain that it’s full. • After the meal, take a walk or do some type of activity with your family and friends. But if you are unable to stick to these suggestions, Bryant says give in and just take a holiday nap. (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaTrue or false? The L-tryptophan contained in turkey is what makes a person sleepy after a holiday dinner. False. L-tryptophan can make a person feel sleepy, but it is not from eating turkey. University of Georgia extension specialists say that intense desire to nap after a holiday meal comes from all the calories people stuff in their stomachs during holiday dinners. “You could even have the meal without the turkey and still have that drowsy effect,” said Kelly Bryant, a UGA Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist. The turkey gets a lot dumped on it this time of year. From gravy to cranberry sauce to mayonnaise on sandwiches, the bird has several toppings and one issue to deal with. “It’s a common myth that the turkey is to blame for making you sleepy,” Bryant said. The myth starts out with a strong base, because L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid, has a documented sleep-inducing effect. L-tryptophan is used in the body to produce the B-vitamin, niacin. The body uses niacin to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that exerts a calming effect and regulates sleep. But L-tryptophan needs to be taken on an empty stomach and without any other amino acids or protein in order to make a person drowsy. Also, L-tryptophan is found in almost any food that contains protein, like chicken and cheese, Bryant said. It’s not just the holiday protein that’s causing the desire for post-dinner shuteye. That sleepy feeling can be blamed on several things. “Potatoes, sweet potatoes, breads. The large quantity of starches is what causes you to feel sleepy,” Bryant said. “It’s a combination of several things, the type of food, the amount and the alcohol served.” It takes a lot of energy to digest a large meal. Blood is pulled to the stomach from other parts of the body. This causes drowsiness, she said. “On holidays, we tend to overeat,” Bryant said. “The average number of calories in a Thanksgiving meal can range depending on the meal.” The average holiday meal, she said, contains between 2,000 to 3,000 calories, equal to or more than the amount of calories that most people need for a whole day. Bryant offers several suggestions for balancing holiday meals: • Have lower-calorie foods for breakfast and dinner. It’s about what you eat throughout the day. last_img read more

Sagay teen nabbed for claiming to have COVID-19

first_imgLigaray was detained in the custodialfacility of the Sagay City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 11469, or the Bayanihan to Heal as one Act of 2020, which strictlyforbids spreading false information about COVID-19./PN BACOLOD City – For claiming on socialmedia that he was positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a teen wasarrested in Barangay Plaridel, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Police identified him as 18-year-oldresident Argie Ligaray.center_img According to Sagay City acting policechief, Major Antonio Benitez Jr., Ligaray was caught around 12:30 p.m. on April13.last_img

Lakers rumors: Los Angeles didn’t make having cap space for third star a priority in Anthony Davis trade

first_img NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Lakers ‘aggressively’ looking to acquire second-round picks Lakers rumors: Los Angeles eyeing third max contract player, looking to shed salary NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks among 6 teams interested in Bobby Portis Here’s @ramonashelburne explaining more about this whole execution date fiasco. pic.twitter.com/0bE8NIaWTg— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) June 20, 2019Shelburne reported:”This is all so unnecessary, too. The way this trade was constructed, this should have been first and foremost on their minds as they were talking to the Pelicans. … If this was really their plan, they want to have a third star, this should have been central to their conversations with the Pelicans. My understanding is, it was not. It went all the way down the road and it has been described to me as the Lakers called back after everything had been discussed about this.”The Lakers also never asked Davis to waive his trade kicker, which would have given them an extra $4.1 million to spend this summer, according to a report from Bleacher Report. Related News Los Angeles is now shopping the contracts of reserves Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga to other teams in the hopes of clearing more cap space after the Davis deal, according to ESPN. Those three players, who combined to average 10.2 points per game last season in limited playing time, are set to earn around $5 million in 2019-20.Los Angeles has been linked to Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving, among others. But, if the team makes no more moves, it’s only expected to have around $23 million available this offseason and will not be able to offer a max contract. The Lakers reportedly acquired Anthony Davis last weekend in one of the biggest trades in NBA history. But, they may have regrets about some of the aspects of the deal.  Los Angeles could have less cap space to pursue a third star to pair with Davis and LeBron James because of the way it handled the transaction, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne said during an appearance Wednesday on “The Jump.” The Lakers reportedly have interest in Bobby Portis, Marcus Morris and Al Horford, as well. They’re also “aggressively pursuing the purchase of second-round picks,” according to ESPN.The Pelicans sent Davis to Los Angeles in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 selection in 2019.last_img read more