RFF#88 – Bananas contain serotonin

But unfortunately, orally ingested serotonin can’t cross the blood brain barrier. So despite the neuro-chemicals they possess, bananas cannot be prescribed as an anti-depressive therapy.

I learned about this fact from: Gharibzadeh et al, Depression and Fruit Treatment, J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2010;22(4).


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