Tomatoes are a nightshade and contain lectins which have shown in preliminary studies to provoke an immuno response similar to gluten. I see many sites saying "just try it and if you don't notice any digestive problems keep eating it". Well... (more)
I see so much controversy over it. I tried to do some quick research and answer my own question but figured some knowledgable paleohackers could provide a synthesis of the pros and cons, the goods and bads, the silly and sound arguments, and... (more)
I find some are ok (tomato) and others seem to cause issues (eggplant, bellpeppers). It's an individual response. Test yourself with an elimination and reintroduction, and see how it works. Typically they seem to agravate joint issues.
What are the best brands for chopped tomatoes and passata? I'm in the uk so uk ones preffered. What is better glass jars or cartons? Cans have BPA so that rules them out. I would like to use fresh tomatoes but they taste awfully bland in comparison. (more)
Dirt cheap brands often don't have BPA linings to cans. Tesco/Morrisons value ranges I think. Sainsburys did value tomatoes in tetrapaks - good for the cupboard. At that budget level they're much the same.
If Nightshades are so bad, why do they taste so good and are so prevalent in many cultures? Things that are naturally tasty for humans are a signal for us to eat that certain food. And don't come with that "sugar is tasty and that is not... (more)
I stopped eating tomatoes for a gut problem. Actually, my body is fairing quite well now except a few days after giving them up my acne came back. I figure, the lycopene in the tomatoes was helping to prevent my acne. Should I supplement on... (more)
(Other than potatoes). I get that nightshades evolved separately from humans due to being native to the Americas, and therefore weren't literally in the original human diet, but is that the only thing? I'm a newb in terms of the biochemistry. What... (more)
I keep reading that nightshades are bad, and not " true paleo." apparently the lectins in foods like tomatoes can cause inflammation and acne. Thoughts?
Tomatoes - A fruit or a Vegetable on the Paleo Diet? What's your take? From what I understand they are pretty high in fructose.
Botanically, it's a fruit. Culinarily, it's a vegetable. And since we're pigeon-holing things, it's paleo too, assuming you're not sensitive to nightshades.
Hi, i'm a 23 y/o male on my fourth week of paleo, i want to go true paleo (or as close as i can be, progress not perfection) but some foods are a little confusing. For starters, there is a lot of controversy in the paleo community, some say a... (more)
I know different tomatos have different acid levels. I find yellow tomatoes to be less acidic than red. You can also cut back on the amount of tomatoes and replace with other veggies. Avocado should mellow out the acid, as would various fruits. I... (more)
I have gotten rid of most of the food baddies I know, but bpa is still nagging me. Would anyone know of a company that does bpa-free cans of crushed or peeled tomatoes? I am specifically interested in tomatoes because I just find those cans... (more)
I am on the Paleo to get health and to lose weight. I know that certain foods should be avoided to help, such as high fructose fruits. I was wondering if is okay to eat tomatoes when on the paleo, having a few a day, some for lunch and some for... (more)
I have found that in order for me to stick with paleo at this time.. I need to include salsa and some raw cheese, full fat sour cream and cream. I do plan on eventually removing these foods but for now I need to be honest with myself. The change... (more)
Hi all - I started eating paleo on august 7th and lost about 14 pounds quickly - now it's stalling BIG time and I've actually put ON two pounds. I thought it was because when I got a sugar craving I had half a banana a day, so I stopped that, but... (more)
From: http://paleodiet.com/definition.htm Also avoiding nightshade vegetables, the Solanaceae family. All, except for eggplant (from Asia), are from the New World (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, tobacco). Nightshades are often rich in alkaloids,... (more)