Name: Nightshade (Solanaceae) Family
Results: Immune Reactions
Health Risk: Autoimmune diseases as inflammation causing
Conditions Affected: Inflammatory bowel disease IBD / arthritis / fibromyalgia, eczema, psoriasis and IBS
Foods: White potatoes, tomatoes, okra, Aubergine / eggplant, Peppers, Chilli peppers, cayenne pepper, paprika, Goji Berries, Tobacco, gooseberries, sorrel
Scientific Proof: None currently
Nightshade family of vegetables can cause an immune response in a similar way to wheat or dairy and various other health issues.
Nightshade fruits all have that same adorable little green elfish hat on the top of the fruit when it grows.
What causes a nightshade reaction?
Glycoalkaloids are a natural pesticides produced by the plants to ward off and defend themselves against bacteria, fungi, viruses, and insects. Which offers a bitter compound for deterrent against invasion.
Do you have nightshade sensitivity?
Food sensitivity can easily be tested to find out by removing nightshades from your diet for a couple of weeks or see if your symptoms improve. Because there are no scientific studies proving the effects of nightshades you’ll need to discover for yourself whether these foods cause you problems.
Nightshade Foods which might be good for autoimmune
Note: Blueberries, Cherries, apples and sugar beet are not a part of the nightshade family but have the similar alkaloid a naturally occurring chemical compound called Glycoalkaloids.