Nightshade is the name given to a group of foods called Solanaceae which grow from the ground. They usually come from the capsicum and solanum families of fruit and vegetables.
Tomatoes are an incredible source of a variety of vitamins and nutrients as well as dietary fiber. In addition, they contain carotenoids which help to shield the body’s cells from abnormal and malignant growths.
Full of vitamin C, potatoes are a staple the world over. What’s more, potatoes are packed full of phytonutrients like flavonoids and carotenoids which both have great medical benefits. Potatoes are also a great source of iron, zinc and vitamins A, B, C, and E.
Blueberries are well-known for being on the list of superfoods, as they contain flavonoids. In particular, the flavonoid, anthocyanin is known to be a cancer-fighting and preventative agent. It is also believed to stall the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and metabolic disorders. Blueberries are high in both fiber and vitamin C.
If you can handle the heat, then hot peppers are a healthy nightshade option to include in your diet. High in vitamins A and C, as well as potassium, hot pepper include green and red chilies, serrano peppers and jalapenos. Capsaicin is the element that gives peppers their heat and is also an anti-inflammatory to help fight joint pain and arthritis.