Today I learned many things:
I learned that other than milk, the two foods with the highest concentration of tryptophan are raw pumpkin seeds and sea lion meat. (I’m not sure which has more, but I kind of want to raise a sea lion on a diet of milk and pumpkin seeds just to see what happens now.)
I learned that foods from the nightshade family can inflame joint pain – so, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplants – can all exacerbate joint pain. Or, alternately, many people who suffer from joint pain often find relief by cutting down/cutting out these foods from their diets. Fascinating.
The other thing I learned is that pigs don’t sweat. I’m not really sure what they do, but I would guess it has something to do with rolling in mud (just like elephants!) to control temperature and cool down.
Knowledge is power!