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For Certain People: Nightshade Vegetables Cause Inflammation

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A member of this forum recently informed me that "nightshade" vegetables cause his acne. Strange as it may be, I accidentally ran across a website that has found nightshade vegetables increase inflammation in arthritis. This article is for anyone who has already tried EVERYTHING:

The article explains:

"Vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant may actually make pain from inflammation worse. These vegetables are part of the nightshade family of plants and contain a chemical alkaloid called solanine. Solanine can trigger pain in some people."

Nightshades include white potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, red & green bell peppers and the "hot" peppers.

"It is reported that nightshades contain high levels of alkaloids which cause the bones to excrete calcium, other minerals, and trace elements from the body. Many enlightened doctors and nutritionists recommend that those suffering from arthritis symptoms eliminate nightshades."

"White potatoes contain solanine, which has been shown to cause a very toxic effect in susceptible people, contributing to arthritis, calcium depletion, and stiff joints, as well as painful wrists, ankles, and knees."

Article Found Here:

http://nutrition.about.com/od/dietsformedi...iinflamfood.htm

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maybe we should all cut potatos from our diet haha

That's a good thing I cut all nightshades out from my diet a long time ago.

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maybe we should all cut potatos from our diet haha

That's a good thing I cut all nightshades out from my diet a long time ago.

then did ur acne improve?

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An interesting link:

http://arthritis.about.com/b/2006/09/25/ni...shade-foods.htm

* potatoes (not sweet potatoes)

* tomatoes

* eggplant

* sweet and hot peppers (including paprika, cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce)

* ground cherries

* tomatillos and tamarillos

* garden huckleberry and naranjillas

* pepinos and pimentos

If you want tons of information on nightshade vegetables, click here:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=62

Edited by Dotty1

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Just to note, I noticed a relation with nightshades about a month ago (I was eating lots of tomatoes and peppers). I am testing it further to see if it's actually that (will take some months to do). The best way to do this kind of stuff is to go on a hypoallergenic diet. It might or might not be an issue for you.

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Nightshades are also a source of lectins. Not the worst source which would be wheat, dairy from grainfed animals soy, peanuts and many other legumes. But the lectins in legumes are reduced in proper cooking. People tend to eat many nightshades raw.

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/ZAG-enzym...g-t247794.html

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maybe we should all cut potatos from our diet haha

That's a good thing I cut all nightshades out from my diet a long time ago.

then did ur acne improve?

I don't know.

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Alternaivista - Do you happen to know how many days it takes to be on see the results on that ZAG diet?

These are all interesting finds. So people tried the zag diet and noticed their pores were less clogged?

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