Foods High in L-Tryptophan

After eating turkey the first thing people tend to want to do is take a nice, long nap. This is because turkey is high in an amino acid called, L-Tryptophan. L-Tryptophan does not only help in inducing sleep but it can help with depression, anxiety, irritability, stress, behavioral problems, PMS, and binge eating. However, L-tryptophan is found in much higher doses in foods such as nuts and seeds.

According to these are the foods that will help put you into that food coma much faster:

Source of Tryptophan and Tryptophan (per 100gram serving)

Turkey Breast                 194mg
Turkey, young hen          340mg
Spirulina                         929mg
Chia seeds                     738mg
Pepitas                           578mg
Roasted soybeans          575mg
Wheat germ                   398mg
Sesame seeds or tahini  390mg
Watermelon seeds         390mg
Flax seed                        297mg
Cashews                         287mg
Pistachio                         284mg
Almonds                         281mg

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