Are tomatoes bad for arthritis?

Brynmor Administrator Posts: 1,781

Can eating too many tomatoes lead to inflammation and arthritis symptoms?

Not necessarily. But unfortunately, there’s a persistent myth that tomatoes will make your arthritis symptoms worse.


  • Carolanne
    Carolanne Member Posts: 2

    Hope not! I’ve grown tomatoes first time this year. Have eaten lots

  • PeterJ
    PeterJ Moderator Posts: 478

    Hello @Carolanne and welcome to the community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that that will be your experience as well.

    You haven't said in your post how arthritis affects you so please post and let us know so that we can provide information and support relevant to you. Our website has a lot of useful information and also a good search function and I would urge you to have a look. We also have a Helpline as well. To help you I've added a couple of links below.

    Please do keep posting and let us know how you get on and how we can help.

    With very best wishes

    Peter (moderator)

    By the way we grew tomatoes this year but were disappointed as most were small (though tasted OK)😀

  • Arthuritis
    Arthuritis Member Posts: 270

    @Brynmor Great post! I also saw this in a New Scientist article that debunked the recycled lore on nightshade plants being bad for RA due to solanine, which only exists in significant amounts in rotten tatters!

    I love peppers and jalapeños… I had a load of them in my Tossed(TM) salad last friday and had my best night sleep with no RA demon!

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