Tryptophan as a Sleep Aid 
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Tryptophan as a Sleep Aid
Q: What are some">food sources rich in the amino acid Tryptophan besides dairy
products and turkey?

Q: You may already be aware that having a warm glass of milk or part of a turkey
sandwich can make you drowsy when you're having trouble falling asleep. "Certain
foods help trigger sleep, especially milk, tuna fish, soybeans, turkey, even
eggs...These are all rich in natural L-tryptophan, a sleep-promoting amino acid
that acts on the brain to cause drowsiness, and does so more quickly when
combined with a carbohydrate like orange juice" writes conservative author
Rosenfeld. But if you choose to eat a vegan diet, what are some good">food or
dietary sources of tryptophan? Try adding the following foods: almonds, cabbage,
kidney or lima beans, oats, pistachios, poppy seed, pumpkin seed, spinach, and
wheat. Evening primrose seed contains the most tryptophan of a">food source.

Mon, 22 Nov 2004 02:30:08 GMT
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