There are plenty of things that make Thanksgiving stressful, but you can rest easy when it comes to these silly myths. By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.
TurkeyLIE #1: The dark meat is bad for you. While it's true that the drumstick has about 30 more calories and 4 more grams of fat per serving than the breast meat, dark meat also packs more iron and folate--two nutrients that boost energy, among other important things like heart health. If you're a leg lover, go for it.
LIE #2: Turkey makes you sleepy. If you slip into a food coma on Thanksgiving, don't blame the bird. Turkey contains no more tryptophan--the relaxing amino acid often blamed for tiredness--than chicken or beef. If you need a nap, it's likely because you ate too much. Any big meal can slow you down.
LIE #3: It's not safe to cook stuffing inside the bird. Oh, p'shaw! While it's true that bacteria from the rawRead More »from 3 Lies About Turkey