Happy Thanksgivin g ! As we gather to eat our meal we check in with a registered dietitian to discuss some holiday food myths.
You've heard the saying, eating too much turkey can make you sleepy, but infact, consuming way too many calories is what puts us in our post meal slumber, not the tryptophan found in turkey. Another myth is that drinking additional alcohol will cure a hangover. Actually dehydration after a heavy night of drinking is what usually causes a hangover.
I t 's also a myth that ingrediets in desserts can cause acne, rather it's touching a greasy holiday treat and then touching your face that may lead to a flair-up.
Keep in mind as you pack away the holiday feast, turkey leftovers are only good for up to four days.