Q. Should we cut down on nightshade vegetables like peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes?

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A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Common members of the nightshade family of vegetables include the peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes you mentioned, as well as eggplants and okra. There is no direct evidence that nightshades are bad for you. There is evidence, as for other vegetables, […]
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