This bird is the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner - and with leftovers, the days that follow. Cook it, carve it, and reap its many nutritional benefits.
- Turkey is loaded with trytophan, a sleep-inducing amino acid. Trytophan affects melatonin, the sleep hormone that regulates and resets your internal clock.
- Rich in potassium and loaded with zinc
- Lean turkey breasts fulfill more than half of most individual’s daily protein needs
- Niacin may help increase your HDL cholesterol, the good kind, while also helping to reduce your LDL cholesterol, the bad kind.
- An excellent source of of B12, which helps prevent the buildup of homocysteine, an amino acid which may decrease cognitive function
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