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Can chia seeds help me sleep?

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  • AVandana R. Sheth, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Chia seeds are a good source of Tryptophan (an amino acid). Tryptophan plays a key role in the production of serotonin and melatonin both of which affect our sleep-wake cycle. It is suggested that you eat ~2 oz. of chia seeds 3 hours before bedtime to enjoy the sleep-inducing benefits of Chia and enjoy more alertness during the day.

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