Are night­shade veg­eta­bles bad for arthri­tis?

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AEg­g­plants, cap­sicums, toma­toes and pota­toes be­long to the night­shade fam­ily and con­tain al­ka­loids, such as sola­nine. While anec­do­tally some peo­ple re­port in­creased arthri­tis pain af­ter eat­ing th­ese veg­eta­bles, re­search has found many of them have anti-in­flam­ma­tory ef­fects. For this rea­son, it’s not rec­om­mended that you limit your in­take of night­shade veg­eta­bles, un­less you find that they are caus­ing you pain. (See page 54 for more on night­shades.)

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