Do you avoid eating nightshade plants to reduce inflammation? Ever since I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, 17 years ago, I've been seen numerous claims that avoiding nightshades will help and even cure my arthritis. However, there is conflicting research about nightshade vegetables and inflammation. In my recent post, I highlight the truth about nightshade vegetables. I was never crazy about eggplants, but my Parmesan Polenta and Eggplant was a hit at home. Polenta and Eggplants come in handy in times where we need foods with longer shelf life.
Eggplant is a common vegetable under the nightshade category, which has been feared by many people. There is conflicting research about nightshade vegetables and inflammation. The bright side is that eggplants have a low glycemic index and contain anthocyanin, a type of antioxidant that had shown to reduce inflammation in your body.