|Food and Diet|
|Foods You May Have to Avoid|
no one food or group of foods to give up that will help all or even most
people with arthritis. Some people report benefits from altering their
diet, but it is very individual. You have to do a lot of detective work.
The nightshades are tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers (includes bell peppers, cayenne, chili, paprika, pimiento) and eggplant. The nightshade family also includes tobacco and belladonna. The nightshade family can be tricky. After eating a tomato, it can take as long as 48 hours before a reaction occurs. And it can actually take as long as six months for all reactions to stop. This means if you want to test for nightshades you may need to completely give up every member of this family for six months. You must carefully check all labels. Prepared foods often have potato starch or tomato paste. Relish may contain peppers or paprika. Anytime you see "spices" listed under ingredients, the food may contain paprika or pepper.
feel better when gluten is eliminated from their diet.