If you are a person that struggles with food sensitivities, allergies, autoimmune disease, inflammatory bowel disease or leaky gut syndrome, then there is a chance that a class of vegetables called nightshades could be contributing to your health condition. I know you may be saying to yourself, “seriously, what can I eat?” From gluten-free to grain-free, no meat to all meat and back again – it’s difficult to wrap the brain around one more group of foods to put on the “watch” list.
As you will learn in this article, nightshade vegetables are completely healthy for most people, but for a few it can act as a trigger similar to wheat or dairy and cause major immune reactions.
The bottom line is this: When it comes to each plant in the nightshade family, everyone’s body responds in a unique way, but for most people these vegetables are not an issue. And those at risk often include those that have leaky gut, autoimmune diseases, or have other gut related illnesses.