Tryptophan: stimulates serotonin, the neurotransmitter that causes a sense of relaxation. Calms the nerves, great for stressful situations, and a great relaxer.
Nuts & Seeds High in Tryptophan:
Tyrosine: is great for increasing brain concentration. It triggers the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, which are alertness chemicals. They assist the brain to think and react more quickly. Always keep nuts high in tyrosine in your car for driving especially for long distances.
Nuts High in Tyrosine:
The body cannot properly use these two very important amino acids (that ward off depression) if you are dehydrated. All nuts and seeds are beautifying, anti-inflammatory, high in EFA’s, high in protein, anti-cancer, etc. All seeds are aphrodisiacs. Also all seeds help keep the teeth free from cavities, plaque and inflammation that lead to gingivitis, periodontal disease. They massage the gums when chewing them. Some are very high in B vitamins like sunflower; some are anti-parasitic and fungal like pumpkin.