Nightshades and Ill Health
Agatha M. Thrash, M.D.
Some Substitutes for Nightshades
There are dozens of foods to eat other than the nightshades. People often say, "What else is there to eat?" After a period of time on the diet, you begin to "forget" the nightshades and more or less "lose" appetite for them. The following are suggested substitutions. You will discover others.
WHITE POTATO SUBSTITUTE
Bread, other flour products
Onions, creamed, rings
Plantain (chips too)
PEPPERS, TOMATO, EGGPLANT SUBSTITUTES
Other leafy vegetables
*Jerusalem artichokes are sunflower-like, easy to grow, and produce tubers abundantly.
**Carrots have some ardent health food followers; they drink quantities of juice daily, eat raw carrots, etc. Research indicates that carrots may help to counteract solanine in the nightshades.
***Some tropical yams are toxic to humans; avoid those with acrid flavor.
****Excess melons in season may "bother" some people.
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