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by 568 · November 22, 2013 at 12:21 AM

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 10, 2013 at 4:22 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 · July 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM

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 · March 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

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

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MPie 0 · March 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Consumption of plants from the nightshade family have been shown to exacerbate arthritis symptoms.

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by 115 · February 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM

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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Morrigan_1 0 · February 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Who says nightshades are bad? If you look enough for it every food on the planet has something bad about it. I would guess organic boiled potatoes and ripe tomatoes to be among the safest of foods to consume for sick people. I think potatoes get... (more)

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by 77348 · February 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM

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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ves 0 · February 17, 2013 at 6:22 AM

You might try oil cleansing with either coconut oil or olive oil. It seems counterintuitive, but the oils break up and remove oils and dirt and impurities. Google "oil cleansing" for details and methods.

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by 1353 · January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

(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 · January 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM

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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Jonas_1 0 · January 11, 2013 at 4:42 PM

you need to work out

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by 77348 · January 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM

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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kerri_5 0 · January 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I have read that the reactions can be because of having an intolerance to the natural nicotine in night shades. Google nicotine and tomatoes and you will find all sorts of information.

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by 77348 · November 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

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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Createveryday 0 · November 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

In addition to being a nightshade veggie, tomatoes also have a significant amount of omega-6 fatty acids, which can also promote inflammation. This is pronounced enough to have a significant impact on me, so I avoid tomatoes, although I love them. (more)

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by 26 · October 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM

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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Wisper 0 · October 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM

I don't see why people even use canned tomatoes. Slicing and dicing 4-5 tomatoes takes 2 minutes you could save, but if you're already cooking, it's time you would otherwise spend waiting or doing something else related to cooking. Fresh tomatoes... (more)

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by 50 · January 13, 2012 at 2:40 AM

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 · December 09, 2011 at 2:48 PM

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 1602 · September 16, 2011 at 2:41 PM

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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Don_1 0 · September 16, 2011 at 2:41 PM

If you have higher HDL and don't believe you have a leaky gut then nightshades may be fine. Do a search for past discussion here on leaky gut and HDL.

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by 15 · August 25, 2011 at 7:52 PM

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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MindfulLiving 0 · August 25, 2011 at 7:52 PM

You need to have combination days of load days and regular calorie intake days. If you keep it too steady your metabolism may tend to just stay flat. Spiking it with extra calories some days will not only help you not feel deprived but it will... (more)

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by 900 · April 08, 2011 at 6:23 PM

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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KL 0 · March 11, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Carrots? I know some tomato sauces use carrots to "sweeten"

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by 10194 · April 11, 2013 at 3:05 AM

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)