Video: There Is Real Science Behind Food Comas

Jan 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Dr. Billy Goldberg makes a very strong case

Last week may have been Healthy Living Week on Food Republic, but that doesn’t mean we’re done dropping the health-related knowledge on you. Here’s a clip from The Dose with Dr. Billy Goldberg — a production of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zer0.

Despite the seemingly comical name, this is actually a medically recognized condition known as post-prandial somnolence. Say that three times with a Mission-style burrito stuffed in your mouth. In this video clip, Dr. Goldberg explains to Mark Leyner the science behind the post-feast nap. And, surprisingly, turkey (packed with all that mythic Tryptophan) is not enemy number one.

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