Protect Your Body From Nightshades

Many people, when they hear the word ‘nightshades’ may think about what is covering their windows at home, and not about tomatoes. But nightshades are something everyone should be aware of, especially if you struggle with a touchy stomach, inflammation, and need to stick to a paleo diet. At MaryRuth Organics, we want to provide our customers with the best natural probiotics and organic multivitamins to promote healthy bodies. We offer many products that are 100 percent nightshade free. Need some more information on what they are?

Best Natural ProbioticsWhat Are Nightshades?

Who knew eating bell peppers could be so harmful to our bodies? White potatoes (but not sweet potatoes), eggplant, tomatoes, spicy and bell pepper, and any spices made from peppers such as paprika or cayenne pepper, are all included in the Solanaceae family, commonly called nightshades. These foods are just a part of the edible nightshade list, there are also poisonous ones, such as oleander, European yew, daffodils, castor beans, and many others. While the edible foods don’t cause harm to a lot of people, anyone who has an autoimmune disease should definitely avoid nightshades and stock up on the best natural probiotics.

Best Natural ProbioticsWhat Makes Nightshades Bad?

Nightshades can cause autoimmune troubles for various reasons, one of the most notable being that they contain alkaloids. Alkaloids contain solanine, nicotine, and capsaicin, which the plant uses to keep away pests and molds that could cause the plant harm. In the poisonous nightshades, alkaloids are highly concentrated, which can be deadly to humans. There is a much smaller amount of alkaloids in the edible nightshades, and it is mostly found in the leaves and stems.

Most people’s stomachs and immune systems can handle the small amount of alkaloids in these foods. However, for those with autoimmune diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis, will have some trouble with their digestive system. Because alkaloids work to prevent pests and mold from hurting the plant, the problem occurs when the alkaloids start killing the cell lining of the intestinal tract and other proteins in people’s intestines.

What Can You Do?

Many people start by eliminating certain foods so they can determine which foods their bodies are struggling with. It can also be helpful to reduce the number of nightshades in your diet. Start by peeling potatoes, which is where alkaloids are found, avoiding green or unripe tomatoes, and cooking nightshade vegetables to help remove the alkaloid content. Other options include replacing mashed potatoes with cauliflower, replace chili pepper with cumin or black peppercorns, and try basil pesto sauce instead of pizza sauce.

Find the Best Natural Probiotics

MaryRuth Organics wants only the best for our customer’s bodies. Our Morning Multivitamin, Nighttime Multimineral, and Vitamin K2 Drops are made gluten-free, non-GMO, no sugar, and most importantly, zero nightshades. Give your body the nutrients it needs when you can’t get them from fruits and vegetables. With the best natural probiotics, vitamins, and minerals, you can feel great and know that you are giving your body what it needs to be strong and healthy.

Find everything you need for your skin and body at MaryRuth Organics, including the best natural probiotics.

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