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Nightshade Vegetables

Why Cut Out Nightshade Vegetables?

We all know that vegetables are the best foods you can eat for optimal health -- but what about the nightshade vegetables? The first time I heard the word “nightshades” mentioned in a nutrition class, I had no idea what they were -- I pictured someone wearing sunglasses in the dark! Turns out, nightshades are a classification of vegetables that includes potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and peppers of all kinds (except black pepper).