What are nightshades and who should avoid them?


What are nightshade vegetables?


Nightshades are botanic plants from the Solanaceae family. Some are edible and some are not safe for consumption and can be poisonous. The belladonna plant is a sample of one of the deadly nightshades. Here is a list of the nightshades:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Bell peppers
  • Bush tomato
  • gooseberry (also known as ground cherries—not to be confused with regular cherries)
  • Cocona
  • Eggplant
  • Garden huckleberry (not to be confused with regular huckleberries)
  • Goji berries
  • Hot peppers (examples chili peppers, jalapenos, red pepper, cayenne, etc.)
  • Kutjera
  • Naranjillas
  • Paprika
  • Pepinos
  • Pimentos
  • Potatoes (white not sweet potatoes)
  • Tamarillos
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes

Tobacco which is found in cigarette and chewing tobacco are also considered nightshades.

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Why it is Important That All Women Actually Weight Train.

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Why it is Important That All Women Actually Weight Train? Women believe that the best exercise for weight loss is cardio, or maybe they are intimidated by weight lifting. If your among these women, who are not weight lifting, we hope by the time you have read this article, you have either scheduled a fitness assessment with our Master Trainer Evy or have contacted your own personal trainer to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of Weight Lifting

BOOST YOUR METABOLISM:  The more muscle you have the faster your metabolism and vise versa, the less muscle you have then the slower your metabolism will be. As we women age, we lose muscle, especially after the age of 40. If you diet without resistance training, 20% of that weight loss may also be due to muscle loss.

BUILD STRONGER BONES: In order to maintain and bone mass, we MUST do weight bearing exercises, sorry women cardio will not help with this.

BURN MORE FAT: It is scientifically proven, that when you do weight training your metabolism stays elevated for several hours after working out, While when doing cardio, you stop burning fat shortly after.

AIDS WITH SLEEP:  Resistance training will greatly improve your sleeping quality. It will help you fall asleep faster and deeper.

DO IT FOR YOUR HEART:  Pumping iron helps reduce the risk of heart disease  an is an approved form of exercise by the American Heart Association.

STRESS RELEASE:  Researchers have found that those who practice resistance training manage stress better and fewer adverse reaction to stress than those who do not.

DO IT FOR YOUR MIND:  Resistance training studies  show that moderate intensity weightlifting can improve memory and cognitive function.

DO IT FOR YOUR BODY: Endurance/Cardio can help you lose weight but you will lose both fat and muscle. While weightlifting will help you sculpture your body and keep or create awesome curves.


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