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tomatoes and inflammation

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 12, 2013 at 9:49 PM

My nutritionist tells me not to consume tomatoes due to the inflammation in my joints. Can you explain why?

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I generally avoid nightshades, as they combine with this New England climate in ways that trigger my hereditary rheum. arthritic symptoms, but I'm actually okay with tomatoes. I treat them as the fruits they are, though, and save them for special occasions.

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on March 12, 2013
at 09:56 PM

It might be as simple as a consequence of the fact that tomatoes are very acidic.

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on March 12, 2013
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Maybe because it's in the nightshade family, which can cause inflammation for some people. WAPF has a pretty comprehensive article about it.

http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/nightshades

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on March 12, 2013
at 10:03 PM

I generally avoid nightshades, as they combine with this New England climate in ways that trigger my hereditary rheum. arthritic symptoms, but I'm actually okay with tomatoes. I treat them as the fruits they are, though, and save them for special occasions.

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on March 12, 2013
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Consumption of plants from the nightshade family have been shown to exacerbate arthritis symptoms.

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