If you have joint problems, you may want to consider eliminating this group of food from your diet, also.
Nightshade Vegetables include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, pepinos, cape gooseberry, chinese lanterns, tomatillo, ground cherry, naranjilla, tree tomato, garden huckleberry. The Nightshade Family (Solanaceae) consists of approximately 85 genera and about 2000 species of upright or climbing herbs, bushes, or small trees that are distributed worldwide. One familiar non-food member is the tobacco plant. One thing that sets these plants apart is there alkaloid content. Alkaloids are harmful nitrogen compounds. Potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers contain relatively large amounts of these neurotoxins.
How Does Nightshade Vegetable Affect Arthritis Patients?
Generally our body can mange the toxin levels present in fully ripe and sensibly selected vegetables. But arthritis patient’s body is already stressed and the toxin levels are high. Hence consumption of nightshade vegetables will add to the toxic level and stress. Therefore many arthritis patients complain about pain and inflammation in their joints after consuming nightshade vegetables. You can say this as co-incidence but the number of arthritis cases is more in the area where nightshades consumption is high.