Join your Panther Creek Family as we gather just before the onset of the holiday season for . . . you guessed it, a hamburger. There will be plenty of turkey next week okay! But, if you are a glutton for triptophan, by all means, order the Turkey Burger. FYI - in this week's rendition of the "What are we doing/Where are we going, I have a speical treat . . . educational material.
Tryptophan is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. Tryptophan contains an α-amino group, an α-carboxylic acid group, and a side chain indole, making it a non-polar aromatic amino acid. It is essential in humans, meaning that the body cannot synthesize it and it must be obtained from the diet. Oddly enough, and despite rumors otherwise, turkey as about the same amount of triptophan as other meats. So . . . why does it make you take a nap on Thanksgiving? <insert your NFL comment here> Don't shoot the messenger, I am only pointing out the math . . . it takes 3.5 hours to play a game in which the total game clock is 1 hour and the actual movement on the field consumes about 25 minutes. Then again, maybe everyone eats so much that they can't move and taking a nap is a convenient way to avoid family conversations.
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