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Archive for November, 2011

Shoppers begin Black Friday onslaught on Turkey Day

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

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Hotel on Market Street robbed

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

A man armed with a handgun robbed the Innkeeper hotel at 5345 Market St. at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

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Wilmington chef Keith Rhodes still in ‘Top Chef’ running

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Good news, “Top Chef: Texas” addicts. Wilmington chef Keith Rhodes won the latest episode of “Last Chance Kitchen.”

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Tryptophan and sleepiness: fact or fiction?

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) — After you enjoyed your Thanksgiving meal, you may have taken a nap. Some people claim its a side effect of the tryptophan in the turkey. But maybe it’s time to stop blaming the bird.

“Turkey is a great food, honestly we should enjoy the turkey, that’s one of the healthiest things on the table,” said registered dietician, Diana Davis.

Healthy, for sure.
But a sleed aid?

“An hour from now i’m gonna be sitting somewhere in a chair, laid back,” said Mack Cooper, who was busy eating a Thanksgiving lunch at a local restaurant.

Many people drift off to dreams after a hearty helping of turkey and its numerous side dishes.
Some claim it’s the tryptophan in the turkey that causes drowsiness.

Davis says, you should actually look at what else is heaped up on your plate. “It’s the quantity that they’ve eaten, especially the carbohydrate foods that are causing an increase in blood sugar and with that comes the fatigue, the all i want to do is take a nap.”

Tryptophan is actually found in foods we eat everyday.

“Protein foods are rich in tryptophan,” explained Davis, “but the quantity of tryptophan that you’re consuming from that turkey dinner is not sufficient to produce that response.”

Rather than just laying back on the sofa after your meal, Davis recommends you get up and take a walk and allow your body to utilize some of that extra glucose that’s circulating in the bloodstream.

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Gastonia Thanksgiving tradition expects thousands

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

GASTONIA, NC (AP) — Warm weather and clear skies may help a Gastonia tradition attract a record number for Thanksgiving.

The Gaston Gazette reports that the Third Annual Community Giveaway for Thanksgiving will provide a
free Thanksgiving dinner to all who attend, as well as free clothes, shoes, haircuts and other essentials for those in need. There’s also music, dancing and other entertainment.

Pastor Danny Busquette of Latin Harvest Church in Mount Holly said the event was launched in 2009 primarily to benefit the Latin community. But he says the event is for the entire community.

More than 4,000 people attended last year in less than ideal weather, but with highs Thursday expected to be in the 60s with sunny skies, Busquette predicts this year’s crowd could reach 10,000.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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