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Let’s do a quick review of Thanksgiving dinner.  We know there’s something in turkey may put you to sleep but there's definitely something about pumpkin pie that puts people in a good mood.  So what is it about the bird that boosts the brain? That something is magnesium. Magnesium activates enzymes that give your metabolism and energy levels a jolt.  But as the infomercial voice-over man might say, “But wait there’s more!” Pumpkin is also rich in potassium. Potassium can help relieve anxiety and stress and is good for your nerves and muscle strength.

And after you are stuffed, pumpkin pie also gives us a dose of fiber which makes everyone feel better. There's also vitamin A in there which is good for your eyesight and will help you look on the bright side.  Bottom line, pumpkin pie is the perfect way to wrap up a day dedicated to eating!