Monday, September 27, 2010

Mother Nature can't make it simple . . .

Right, so we now have this connection between nightshade foods and Down Syndrome (at least in my opinion anyway).  However, Mother Nature doesn't make it that simple.

Take blueberries, for instance.  They are touted as a brain food; studies showing that they help improve learning and memory loss, and are sold in supplement form targeting alzheimer's.  What you may not know is that blueberries also contain solanine, one of the glycoalkaloids found in nightshade foods.  Now if solanine is part of what is so detrimental . . . how can blueberries do so much good for the brain?

More research in my future!  I should have a degree in biochemistry by the time I'm done.

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