I ponder yet another subject, which is debated here.
Before I went completely raw, I had 2 days a week in which I ate completely raw (unfortunately not enough calorically, but I didn't know then...) I ate a whole lot of bell peppers. I also enjoyed eating the red peppers that look like jalapenos, but aren't/are mild just like bell peppers (I don't know the name of them in English, lol).
I admit that I miss eating my peppers and as long as it doesn't harm me, it would be great if I could re-integrate them into my eating. I also miss the little cherry- and grape-tomatoes. But I avoided them reluctantly as well (even longer than the peppers, even for years!) due to all these mixed messages going on around about them.
Before I go on any further for those of you who eat (and can afford to eat) organic, good for you. But - I'm not trying to make myself a victim when I say this - the fact is I (and surely others here as well) am in a situation where it is not financially possible for me to afford what's being labeled as "the better/best version" (organic). I am going to undertake as many plans as possible to see that I can buy my produce cheaper and still profit nutritionally....
BUT back to the real subject.................
What are your thoughts on tomatoes and peppers? Do you eat them? If yes, how do you feel when you eat them? If not, what are your reasons for avoiding them?
Mikey, you are spot on with your observations. People who I've counseled who have been sensitive to nightshades, lost that oversensitivity after a period of time. True, it may take a few years of very healthy living, but if you assume you can't eat nightshades, and never try them again, you could be missing out on some foods, so try them once a year. Granted, they don't make up a large part of a super healthy diet, but it would nice to be able to eat a good tomato (which you can't find in stores).
Personally, I don't like peppers, never really did.
I've got 24 organic tomato plants that I can see growing in my garden right now, so that's an affirmative on enjoying tomatoes!
I eat them and I feel fine.
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Never liked peppers, but love tomatoes. I used to get skin irritation and joint pain when eating toms so avoided them for ages. Following a 3 week trip to banana island I found myself craving tomatoes like crazy, so tried them again and they were fine. Nowadays it's a rare day when I dont eat a big juicy Bulgarian tomato as part of my evening meal.
tomatoes and red peppers are my FAVORITE non sweet fruits. i havent really found a problem when i eat them, except maybe i burp a little more.
I eat tomatoes ALOT! They are delicious, give me a good break from sweet fruits and don't effect me at all!
i got a new way of cutting a tomato. either they have 3 or 6 pockets and if you cut between those lines you can suck the stuff out of each one mouth full sizes and not make a mess.