Nightshades are a family of plants that contain specific alkaloid compounds. It can cause joint pain and inflammation in certain people.
• Bell peppers
• Bush tomato
• Goji berries
• Hot peppers (such as chili peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, chili-based spices, red pepper, cayenne
• Potatoes (excludes sweet potatoes)
Try avoiding these foods for at least 2 solid weeks and see if any inflammatory symptoms or chronic pains improve. Slowly, add back in 1 nightshade at a time and see how you feel. If they are still affecting your health in a negative way, you should avoid them the majority of the time.
If you’ve removed the nightshades and you are still experiencing these symptoms OR would like confirmation that the nightshades affected you, please schedule a Nutrition Response Testing appointment.