Cleveland Clinic says, "Many swear that eating nightshade vegetables elevates arthritis pain, with just a few nibbles of these garden goodies taking joint swelling and stiffness to another level.
"But is the claim medical fact or fiction? That’s a debate that’s raged for decades. Let’s take a look at the connection between arthritis and nightshade vegetables with rheumatologist Leonard Calabrese, DO.
"The “nightshade” name covers an enormous plant family (Solanaceae) that’s more than 2,000 strong. It’s a wide-ranging genus that includes common produce items probably sitting in your kitchen right now."