Peak summer tomato time!! I always love cutting into a vegetable or fruit to see what super cool patterns are hidden inside! I love examining the similarities of seed designs and patterns in nature.
But you know who isn’t partaking in tomato season??...Tom Brady.
Why Tom Brady doesn’t eat tomatoes:
🍅 tomatoes are in the nightshade family which is considered an INFLAMMATORY food group
🍅nightshades have “anti-nutrients” that help the plant ward off insects, but may trigger an immune response in humans
🍅an anti-inflammatory diet, according to some experts, helps athletes recover quickly from intense training and boosts performance
🍅other experts believe the TB12 method claims are deflated just like his sport balls🏈
🍅however, studies have shown eliminating harmful, chronic inflammation does reduce risk of cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes
If you suspect a sensitivity to nightshades, try an elimination diet or this simple at-home pulse test:
1. Don’t eat anything for two hours.
2. Make sure you’re in a relaxed state.
3. Take your pulse for a FULL MINUTE and record the number.
4. Take a bite of the tomato and with it still in your mouth, take your pulse again for a minute.
5. If your pulse increased by 6 pulses or more, you may have a sensitivity and should consider further testing—this is meant as a guide not an absolute. You can read more about the test from Nourished Kitchen blog here.
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