Nightshades are plants that have been used for centuries as a source of food, medicine, and recreational substances. Nightshades encompass edible plants like green and red peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, goji berries, and cape gooseberries; weeds like bittersweet nightshades; ornamental plants like petunias; and recreational plants like tobacco and mandrake.
Edible nightshades are no doubt highly nutritious. However, these food items may not be for everyone, and complete avoidance may be needed by individuals who have known sensitivity to nightshade vegetables.
Continue reading and discover more about the negative effects of nightshade vegetables and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends you avoid these types of food.