Nightshades: The nightshade family of fruits and vegetables or Solonaceae are very complex and contain approximately 2,000 species including: tomatoes, bell peppers, white potatoes, eggplant, chilies and paprika.They are thought to have been named nightshade vegetables because they grow in the shade of night rather than during the day. The main debilitator in the nightshade family of fruit and vegetable is called Solanine. Solanine is is a glycoalkaloid poison and is primarily displayed by gastrointestinal and neurological disorders.

Aspartame and Food Additives: One of the foods additives that can adversely trigger certain receptors located within the nervous system is aspartame. A published study in the Journal of Rheumatology discovered that nerves were stimulated when people who were diagnosed with FMS were given aspartame.Food additives such as monosodium glutamate otherwise known as MSG as well as other food additives equally seemed to increase pain symptoms in many individuals. People with Fibromyalgia diet should try to avoid food additives, and in particular, aspartame and MSG.

Chocolate and Coffee: This is a painful one but fibromyalgia sufferers should stay away from foods containing caffeine, including chocolate and coffee in Fibromyalgia diet. Caffeine increases the heart rate and blood pressure, placing additional strain on muscle tissue. Chocolate and other caffeine-containing foods can also disrupt productive sleep, which is essential for managing pain in Fibromyalgia diet.

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