I've been following the Robb Wolf paleo autoimmune protocol (no eggs, dairy and nightshades) and had some success with inflammation issues. When paleo folks talk about nightshades they mostly mention potatoes, tomatoes and peppers however after some quick googling I realized that goji berries and golden berries (aka gooseberries) are also part of the nightshade family. This is a real bummer since ive been thinking about including these two superfruits in my diet.
My question is... should I avoid these strictly based on the basis that they are considered a nightshade... or should they be fine?
This "autoimmune protocol" sounds like another way of stating a low lectin version of paleo. It does mean all nightshades. Nuts and seeds are going to be included in that as well.
You can read more about lectins here: The Lectin Story
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