Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers for immune system

Are members of solanaceae good for autoimmune diseases

Vegetables from nightshade family or Solanaceae for autoimmune diseases


Eggplants, peppers and potatoes are Solanaceae

Vegetables from the nightshade family (such as eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes) contain an alkaloid called solanine, which sometimes is discouraged for people with autoimmune diseases.

However, although this restriction should not strictly be followed because cooking destroys this component in these vegetables.

However, one should be careful in not eating green potatoes or those with crickets because they contain lots of solanine.

Nor eat green tomatoes, which have a higher content of solanine than more mature ones or red tomatoes.

It is necessary to follow medical advice and consult a dietitian

Autoimmune diseases always require treatment and medical supervision. Due to the autoimmune nature, not not perform a treatment is harmful and damaging to the body.

Besides medical treatment, it is highly advisable to dispose of nutritionists, dietitians, expert in the diet of therapy for autoimmune diseases who provide you with personal advice, (Consult dietitians and nutritionists associations in your country or in universities).

*Related information:

Bad food for immune system diseases

Recommended Dietary foods for autoimmune diseases

– Natural treatment of autoimmune diseases

punto rojo More information on autoimmune disease diet and remedies.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

30 April, 2021

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