A 23-year-old member asked:
what foods contain tryptophan?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ranji Varghese answered
16 years experience Sleep Medicine
A lot: Many foods contain tryptophan, an essential Amino Acid that you can only get through diet. Chicken and turkey both have tryptophan. It is required for the production of melatonin, a critical compound for our circadian sleep rhythms. Many people believe that tryptophan induces sleep, while usually it is the large fatty meals that make us feel tired and not the ingestion of tryptophan alone.
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
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