SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) are drugs used to treat depression. Fermented foods must be avoided if taking SSRIs as they interact with the drug. Image source here.
Can you name some fermented foods?
I can. How about: wine, beer, chocolate, cheese, whiskey, vodka, sake, yogurt, buttermilk, pickles, pickled beets, hot sauce, vanilla sauerkraut, kimchi, tea, sourdough bread, soy sauce, miso, tempeh, tofu...
That's a lot of foods that have to be avoided! Hmm, do you think that having to avoid delicious and popular foods like wine, beer, chocolate, and cheese, might contribute to the depression the drug is supposed to be combating?