March 6, 2016 By Steve H. CMT
Nightshade vegetables include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and tobacco, all of these products contain trace amounts of alkaloids that can be harmful in heavy concentrations. Eating nightshade plants actually worsens arthritis because of the way they affect calcium metabolism in the body. These alkaloids may lead to calcium deposits in tendons, ligaments, cartilage and joints contributing to inflammation and joint pain.
This effect can be worse for people who already have arthritis. Substances in nightshade plants can cause the worsening of an already existing inflammation.
How many people don’t know that who need to know that? The answer is many, many people.
In just a moment, I’m going to reveal the #1 Worst Arthritis Food, but first, I want to set your mind at ease.
I have some good news for you...
In fact, there is a way to still eat the food you love and NOT CAUSE an inflammatory response in your body.
It’s actually a natural way to “trick” your body back into working more like it did when you were 25... especially when it comes to minimizing pain.
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