If you are someone who experiences chronic inflammation, there is a chance that nightshade vegetables could be worsening your condition.

What are night shade vegetables?

The most common night shade vegetables are tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants and peppers.

It is important to know that nightshade vegetables can only worsen inflammation if the person is sensitive to solanine (a compound in these vegetables). It goes for any food sensitivity really – if you eat foods you are sensitive/allergic to, you will have more inflammation. The easiest way to tell if you have this sensitivity is to eliminate nightshades for two weeks and see if you notice a difference in your symptoms. 

If you notice a difference, you are likely sensitive to solanine. 

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