Nightshade vegetables: hazard or health food?

Nightshade vegetables: hazard or health food?


Nightshade vegetables — even the name is ominous. Some people believe they exacerbate arthritis and can cause inflammation. So, should we avoid them?

In today’s short episode of ZOE Science & Nutrition, Jonathan and Will ask: What are nightshade vegetables, and how can they benefit our bodies?

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Studies referenced in the episode:

Potato glycoalkaloids and adverse effects in humans: an ascending dose study Effect of red pepper on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: preliminary study Treatment of arthritis with topical capsaicin: a double-blind trial In defence of potatoes: How resistant starch from potatoes affects the gut microbiota Health benefits of eating tomatoes emerge 

Episode transcripts are available here.

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