Kale Is One of the Most Contaminated Vegetables You Can Buy. Here ’s Why
Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its Dirty Dozen list, which ranks the 12 pieces of produce that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residues. This year, one of the dirtiest fruits and vegetables turns out to be kale, occupying the third spot on the EWG’s list of most contaminated. Strawberries top the list, followed by spinach. (The full 2019 Dirty Dozen list, ranked from most contaminated to least, include strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.) The list is compiled from the results of regular testing done by t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

How to live longer - the amount of tomatoes you should be eating every week
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could increase your life expectancy by eating more tomatoes. But, how many tomatoes should you be eating every week to avoid death? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GMO scientists think they've discovered the "God gene" for plant yields… but could accidentally create a food crop WIPEOUT
(Natural News) Plant geneticists are now saying they’ve uncovered the power of genome editing through a new application of CRISPR technology. The scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory say they have mobilized CRISPR-Cas9 tech to rapidly produce variants of the tomato plant engineered to display three key agricultural traits: fruit size, branching structure and plant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest
(Newcastle University) Researchers from Newcastle University's School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, carried out a study to prove what gardeners around the world have known for generations -- marigolds repel tomato whiteflies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Comparing antioxidants levels in tomatoes of different color
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Greater levels of specific antioxidants were associated with particular colorations of tomato fruit. These genotypes could be used either directly as food or in breeding programs to recover greater levels of functional compounds such as carotenoids, tocopherols, anthocyanins, and vitamin C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Ringspots
Tiny insects carry the tomato spotted wilt virus, which causes infected plants to develop discolored ring-shape blotches. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 25, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Restoring the genetic diversity of key food crops
The EU-funded project G2P-SOL is gathering, improving and disseminating genetic and phenotypic information on key food crops like potato and tomato. This information can be used in farming to improve the productivity of such crops and provide healthier food. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 17, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

The five: genetically modified fruit
New varieties created through genetic editing and engineering promise to beat disease, and offer enticing new flavoursIt was reported this week that Brazilian scientists are hoping tocreate spicy tomatoes using Crispr gene-editing techniques. Although tomatoes contain the genes for capsaicinoids (the chemicals that give chillies their heat) they are dormant – Crispr could be used to make them active. This is desirable because, compared to tomatoes, chillies are difficult to farm – and capsaicinoids have other useful applications besides their flavour – in pepper spray for example.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Bertille Duthoit Tags: Gene editing Biology Science Genetics Fruit Technology Source Type: news

Scientists forecast where is the highly invasive fall armyworm to strike next
(Pensoft Publishers) Known to be feeding on many economically important crops, including maize, sugarcane, beet, tomato, potato and cotton, the larvae of the native to the Americas fall armyworm moth already seem to present a huge threat to the world's yield. Moreover, it only took 2 years for the pest to establish throughout sub-Saharan Africa. A study in the open-access journal NeoBiota looks into the factors and likelihood for it to spread to other regions and continents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A tomato for everyone: 'Sunviva' for the good of all
(University of G ö ttingen) Plant breeders at the University of G ö ttingen and Agrecol have launched a joint initiative to protect seeds as common property. Agrecol developed an 'Open Source Seed Licence,' which legally protects seeds as commons (i.e., a natural resource accessible to all members of society) and thus protects them from patenting and similar issues such as 'plant variety protection.' The results were published in the journal PLOS Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gene editing could create spicy tomatoes, say researchers
Scientists also looking at altering colour of kiwis and taste of strawberriesSpicy tomatoes could soon be on the menu thanks to the rise of genome-editing technology, say researchers.It is not the first time experts have claimed the techniques could help to precisely and rapidly develop fruits and vegetables with unusual traits: scientists have already been looking at changing the colour of kiwi fruits andtweaking the taste of strawberries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science & drink industry Genetics Farming Source Type: news

Should researchers engineer a spicy tomato?
(Cell Press) With the latest gene-editing techniques, it could be possible, although challenging, to make a tomato produce capsaicinoids (the compounds that make peppers spicy), researchers argue in an opinion article publishing Jan. 7, 2019, in the journal Trends in Plant Science. Their objective isn't to start a hot, new culinary fad -- although that's not completely off the table -- but to have an easier means of mass producing large quantities of capsaicinoids for commercial purposes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lima bean ragout with tomatoes and thyme
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is pizza so addictive?
A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't throw them away! The skins and seeds of tomatoes make for highly nutritious animal feed
(Natural News) To say that the world uses a lot of tomatoes is an understatement. Whether it’s for purees, juices, sauces, ketchup, or fresh consumption, tons of tomatoes are harvested and processed every year. And because processing doesn’t use the entire fruit, tons of tomato waste products – such as the skin and the seeds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pomegranate peel extract found to be a safe and natural pesticide
(Natural News) Tomatoes are among the most popular crops in the world, but they are also a magnet for pests and plant diseases. A study published in the journal Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection evaluates the potential uses of pomegranate peel extracts for controlling Meloidogyne javanica, a tomato pest, offering farmers a safe and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Several Meat and Potato Products
Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling six of its meat and potato products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered after Hy-Vee ’s supplier, McCain Foods, announced it was recalling its caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted tomatoes, which are ingredients that are used in six Hy-Vee products. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Heart attack - how many tomatoes should you eat to lower heart attack risk?
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could lower your chances of having a deadly myocardial infarction by adding more tomatoes to your weekly dinner plan. But, how many should you be eating every week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Produce ALERT: New EXPERIMENTAL Monsanto Franken-Fruits hit the produce racks soon – watch out for genetically mutated mushrooms, tomatoes, bananas and strawberries
(Natural News) Gene editing of food happens when scientists remove part of a plant or seed’s DNA sequence and replace it with bacteria or pathogens that would normally never grow that way in nature. There is absolutely no science proving this is safe for humans, so anyone who consumes genetically modified foods is playing Russian roulette with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Just ONE portion of tomatoes a day could extend your life
HOW TO live longer: Tomatoes contain vitamins and antioxidants which can help keep the body healthy and fight diseases. But how many should you eat to remain in good health and ensure you live a long life? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disease-causing bacteria attack tomato and pepper plants by injecting a protein that manipulates nutrients and hormone balance
(Natural News) Xanthomonas bacteria are known to damage economically important crops by using destructive effector proteins that break down plant cells. Recently, a German research group discovered the specific means by which one of these effectors interrupted a plant’s nutrient supply and disrupted its hormones, reported a ScienceDaily article. The researchers hail from four respected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomato wastes show potential value as animal feed as they still possess a high nutritional content
(Natural News) We don’t usually give a second thought to the food waste that we produce when preparing or cooking food. However, according to a study, tomato wastes can potentially be used as animal feed because it is rich in nutrients. The tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) is a popular vegetable, and as of 2014, more than 170... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the groundcherry, your next favorite berry
It can taste like pineapple, but also like vanilla. It comes across as "tropical," but also has undertones of tomato. Researchers say its smell can be "intoxicating," but you've probably never heard of it before. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India Uses Tech to Power its New Battle Against Malnutrition
A mother and a child in Melghat district, an area in India with high rates of malnourishment. The government’s new POSHAN campaign aims to curb malnutrition by a significant margin by also using smartphones to collect relevant data. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAYURBHANJ DISTRICT, India, Sep 26 2018 (IPS)Kanaklata Raula from Kaptipada village in India’s Mayurbhanj District is on duty 24×7. The 52-year-old community health worker from Odisha state rides a bicycle for hours each day, visiting community members who need nutrition and reproductive healthcare.Raula’s main job is to ensure that t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FA Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Quick quesadillas for an easy dinner solution
If you have a package of whole-wheat tortillas, a cup of cooked chicken or canned beans, and a couple of vegetables in your kitchen, you've got the makings of quick quesadillas. This is a great way to use up leftover zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes or frozen corn. You can also toss in cilantro, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Scientists document at the anti-obesity effects of tomato and broccoli
(Natural News) Increased levels of resistin, an adipocyte hormone that regulates glucose metabolism, may cause obesity leading to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine reveals that tomato and broccoli can reduce resistin levels and restores insulin sensitivity. Researchers at Helwan University and Modern Sciences... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italian flags (tomato and mozzarella salad)
Party picks turn cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls into a fun appetizer or side dish. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reverse smoking damage with fresh apples and tomatoes: Study finds they repair lung tissue and slow aging of the lungs
(Natural News) It’s a known fact that smoking adversely affects the body, particularly the lungs. However, a study discovered a way to reverse the damage caused by smoking. In particular, a diet rich in fresh fruits, such as tomatoes and apples could repair lung tissue and slow the natural aging process of the lungs. A team of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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Grouper with tomato-olive sauce
Here, the grouper is simmered in a rich sauce of garlic, tomatoes, capers, green olives and chilies. If you don't like grouper, any firm, white-fleshed fish will do. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Guacamole Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say. What’s in guacamole? Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado, a creamy green fruit full of heart-healthy, easy-to-digest monounsaturated fats. It’s typically mixed with salt and lime juice. Some recipes also call for onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and spices like cayenne pepper or cumin. “It’s easy to spice up your guacamole by adding in jalapeños, chili peppers and hot sau...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Health Tip: Suggestions for Cleaning Fruit and Veggies
-- Some 48 million people in the United States get sick each year from contaminated food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. And animal products aren't the only culprit. Produce -- such as spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and cantaloupe -- also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Barley and roasted tomato risotto
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid these common mistakes when growing potatoes
(Natural News) If you cultivate a garden, you know that it can be difficult to gauge the progress of your potatoes. After all, while other crops like pumpkins or tomatoes grow above ground, potatoes grow underground. You won’t know if your potatoes have flourished until it’s time to harvest them. (h/t to GoodHousekeeping.com) Gardening mistakes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Heirloom tomatoes are the right pick
They?re not uniformly shaped, and they vary wildly in color.? Some even have deep scars. And they may be the best tasting thing at your local farmers market. They are heirloom tomatoes. https://youtu.be/65e7BlE0BZ4 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute? Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:54) is in the downloads. Read the script. "I always call it a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Weird new fruits could hit aisles soon thanks to gene-editing
Supermarkets stocked with peach-flavoured strawberries and seedless tomatoes on horizon, scientists saySmooth or hairy, pungent or tasteless, deep-hued or bright: new versions of old fruits could be hitting the produce aisles as plant experts embrace cutting-edge technology, scientists say.While researchers have previously produced plants with specific traits through traditional breeding techniques, experts say new technologies such as thegene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 could be used to bring about changes far more rapidly and efficiently.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science Genetics Agriculture Farming Environment Biology GM Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this many cherry tomatoes a day to increase your life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Some simple lifestyle changes can increase your odds of a longer and more satisfying lifespan - one of these being watching what foods you include in your diet. One food recommended by experts to eat on a daily basis, proven to improve heart health and fight cancer, is cherry tomatoes. But how many do you need to eat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have been diagnosed with birch pollen allergy. A team from the Technical University of Munich has investigated which strawberry or tomato varieties contain fewer allergens than others and to what extent cultivation or preparation methods are involved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pantry Items That Stay Fresher in the Fridge
FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 -- You may know to keep tomatoes out of the fridge to preserve their taste, but did you know which pantry staples actually do better under refrigeration? While many of the following foods may stay fresh for up to six months... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Build a better, healthier burger by making beef patties with flaxseed and tomato paste
(Natural News) For better or worse, hamburgers are a ubiquitous feature of American cuisine. It’s in the menu of hole-in-the-wall diners, fast food chains, and even high-end restaurants. That said, it wouldn’t be called a hamburger if it doesn’t have a tender, juicy beef patty to give you that rich, meaty flavor that you can’t find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomato extracts KILL stomach cancer cells, new study shows
(Natural News) When you think of cancer-fighting foods, what usually comes to mind? Perhaps you think of turmeric, ginger, or green tea, but what about tomatoes? You’re probably aware they’re good for you, but did you know they can actually reduce your risk of stomach cancer? That was the finding of a study carried out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomato plants "eavesdrop" on snails to build preemptive defenses
(Natural News) New research could change the way you see the tomato. Findings published in this year’s March edition of Oecologia indicate that this salad favorite can detect an incoming attack from pests and launch a preemptive defense system that deters various herbivorous species. John Orrock, an ecologist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Paying Enough for Your Food?
Credit: BigstockBy Danielle Nierenberg and Emily PayneNEW ORLEANS, United States, May 29 2018 (IPS)Many factors contribute to the cost of a tomato. For example, what inputs were used (water, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, as well as machinery and/or labor) to grow it? What kind of energy and materials were used to process and package it? Or how much did transportation cost to get it to the shelf? But that price doesn’t always reflect how the plant was grown—overuse and misuse of antibiotics, water pollution from pesticide runoff, or whether or not farm workers harvesting the tomatoes were paid a fair wage. It tu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Danielle Nierenberg and Emily Payne Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Valuing the Food System
Credit: BigstockBy Danielle Nierenberg and Emily PayneNEW ORLEANS, United States, May 29 2018 (IPS)Many factors contribute to the cost of a tomato. For example, what inputs were used (water, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, as well as machinery and/or labor) to grow it? What kind of energy and materials were used to process and package it? Or how much did transportation cost to get it to the shelf? But that price doesn’t always reflect how the plant was grown—overuse and misuse of antibiotics, water pollution from pesticide runoff, or whether or not farm workers harvesting the tomatoes were paid a fair wage. It tu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Danielle Nierenberg and Emily Payne Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

'The Mediterranean diet is gone': region's children are fattest in Europe
The diet Greece, Spain and Italy are famous for - rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and olive oil – is supposedly the healthiest in the world, but obesity is rocketingFor kids in Greece, Spain and Italy, the Mediterranean diet is dead, according to the World Health Organisation, which says that children in Sweden are more likely to eat fish, olive oil and tomatoes than those in southern Europe.In Cyprus, a phenomenal 43% of boys and girls aged nine are either overweight or obese. Greece, Spain and Italy also have rates of over 40%. The Mediterranean countries which gave their name to the famous diet that is supposed to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Science Health Source Type: news

Lycopene, the pigment that gives tomatoes their color, is one of the most powerful anti-cancer agents yet discovered
(Natural News) Whether or not tomatoes are your favorite part of a salad (or pizza), there are certainly good reasons to include as many of them in your diet as possible. One of the greatest reasons is the fact that the lycopene that gives tomatoes their beautiful color is one of the most potent anti-cancer agents... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomato sauce is good for your gut: Cooked is healthier than raw for gut bacteria
Researchers from the Universitat Polit ècnica de València say cooking tomato sauce makes its health-giving antioxidant lycopene more able to survive digestion and be absorbed into the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How tomato sauce can boost your gut health
Tomato sauce is not just a tasty addition to your meal, it is also a healthful one. It could help to boost the activity of good bacteria in the gut. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Limit your intake of tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplants if you have chronic pain; nightshades can contribute to inflammation
(Natural News) If you suffer from chronic pain, limit your consumption of tomatoes, eggplants, and other nightshades. It is believed that this plant group can contribute to inflammation. Nightshades, like tomatoes and eggplants, belong to the Solanaceae family which includes more than 2,000 species. This plant group has cholinesterase inhibiting glycoalkaloids and steroid alkaloids, such as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news