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Drowsy after eating?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:25 pm
by Dostoevsky
Does anyone else get drowsy after eating fermented foods?

I bought some Bubbies pickles last week, and whenever I eat a couple, I get sleepy afterward. I've been drinking homemade kefir regularly, but this is the first time in years that I've eaten fermented vegetables.

Is this happening because my body is getting adjusted to the probiotics in the pickles, or is drowsiness just a common side effect?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Drowsy after eating?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 am
by Christopher Weeks
That's fascinating. I've never heard of that. You should make/buy some kraut and see if the same thing happens.

Re: Drowsy after eating?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:30 am
by Dostoevsky
Did some experimenting. Ate some more pickles and tried some sauerkraut too. I didn't get drowsy like before, so I assume that my system was just getting used to the probiotics in the Bubbies pickles.

I'm kinda disappointed though. Sometimes I have insomnia, and I thought that I had found a solution lol... :lol:

Re: Drowsy after eating?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:31 am
by gardener
If I were to get drowsy after eating my fermented foods, I would suspect there was some alcohol content. I have tasted alcohol in my sauerkraut before. ;)