A new rationale for breastfeeding – the benefits for the Mom!

Did you know that breastfeeding your child for 2 years can cut your risk for breast cancer in half! My latest blog for the American Society for Nutrition explores the maternal benefits of breastfeeding…check it out!

http://www.nutrition.org/asn-blog/2016/02/a-new-rationale-for-breastfeeding-the-benefits-for-the-mom/

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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).