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by 583 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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raydawg 0 · November 20, 2013 at 12:40 PM

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.

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by 18 · September 29, 2014 at 4:02 AM

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)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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NMG_3 0 · July 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM

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.

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

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

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 12, 2013 at 9:56 PM

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

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by 115 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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Karen 0 · February 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Are they so bad? They may be detrimental to some people (rheumatic arthritis seems to be affected in some cases). They certainly are disliked by TCM practitioners. But are they actually bad for most people? (IMO that would be a no - they are in... (more)

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by 78407 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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Varelse 0 · February 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM

There are a ton of acne questions on PH. Some even equate tomato consumption with causing acne, not reducing it.... (more)

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by 1353 · September 28, 2014 at 3:52 AM

(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)

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Kim_30 0 · January 24, 2013 at 2:04 AM

They contain alkaloid which can have a negative effect on nerve-muscle function and digestive function in animals and humans, and may also be able to compromise joint function. (From http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=62) I... (more)

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by 25 · about 6 hours ago

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)

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Eric_13 0 · January 11, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I don't think that tomatoes are a problem as far as weight loss - no one gets/stays overweight due to too many tomatoes. Even being insulin resistant and having struggled with weight loss for more than 9 years, I don't think it's necessary to... (more)

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by 78407 · September 28, 2014 at 3:47 AM

I keep reading that nightshades are bad, and not " true paleo." apparently the lectins in foods like tomatoes can cause inflammation and acne. Thoughts?

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Paleolithica 0 · October 28, 2012 at 6:51 PM

What if you exclude tomatoes from your menu, let's say for a month, and then share your results here with us? :)

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by 78407 · about 6 hours ago

I use tomatoes in many of my dishes- I've read on a few places that tomatoes can be anti-inflammatory, is this true? Could too many tomatoes cause skin issues?

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judybot 0 · October 20, 2012 at 1:50 AM

I haven't tested enough to really know if tomatoes were really the cause, but I seemed to have more joint pain and acne after a string of about 4 or 5 days when I ate a lot of tomatoes. Haven't really bothered to try again, because...well...I like... (more)

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by 26 · about 6 hours ago

There are many, many Paleo recipes that call for canned tomatoes however most of them have sugar and stuff like calcium chloride. Why is this acceptable in the Paleo world?

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Varelse 0 · October 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Because every single time someone references an ingredient, they shouldn't have to specify you should use a high quality ingredient. Imagine how tedious recipes would be if it was "organic premium 100% grassfed 20% lean roughly ground chuck beef"... (more)

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by 50 · about 7 hours ago

Tomatoes - A fruit or a Vegetable on the Paleo Diet? What's your take? From what I understand they are pretty high in fructose.

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Matt_11 0 · January 13, 2012 at 2:40 AM

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.

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by 30 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Andy_1 0 · December 08, 2011 at 8:35 PM

You should read this: http://chriskresser.com/beyond-paleo-moving-from-a-paleo-diet-to-a-paleo-template don't eat toxic foods. eat animals and plants. and don't worry about it. you're tinkering at the edges. (more)

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by 1600 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Olivia 0 · September 16, 2011 at 5:15 AM

I'm inclined to say placebo effect. I think that it's entirely within the realm of possibility that your wrist is still healing (since you mentioned that the injury is only a few weeks old) which accounts for the "irritation". Sometimes injuries... (more)

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by 15 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 25, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Welcome! Bottom-line is that your initial weight loss was mostly water weight and you won't lose at that rate anymore. Relax & look at this as a lifestyle change, not a diet! I've been Primal (lacto-Paleo) for 9 months and am just now... (more)

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by 900 · September 26, 2014 at 3:09 AM

We make salsa about once a year. To kill the acidity, we have always added sugar. Chemical level kill, not flavor. Any other ways that anyone knows of?

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · March 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM

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)

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by 10497 · about 7 hours ago

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)

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Alex 0 · February 15, 2010 at 3:05 AM

Back in the mid-90s, I developed a very painful inflammation in my joints and tendons that would come and go in different areas of the body. I never did get a definite diagnosis for it, but after reading about arthritis and nightshades, I decided... (more)