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Claims that some common vegetables are actually harmful and aggravate arthritis are unfounded.
Subscribers OnlyMay 2019 — Vegetables from plants in the Solanaceae family (also called nightshades) have been getting a bad rap. Peppers, tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplants, and their botanical cousins are accused of harboring harmful compounds that aggravate arthritis pain and inflammation. Understanding whats behind these assertions may help ease concerns.