Peppers and Parkinson’s: The Benefits of Smoking Without the Risks?

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
01 Oct 2020

Might the nicotine content in nightshade vegetables—tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, and bell peppers—protect against Parkinson’s disease?

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Benefits of smoking? See the tobacco industry gloat in my previous video: Is Something in Tobacco Protective Against Parkinson’s Disease? (

Bell peppers may actually be healthiest raw. See Best Cooking Method (

And if you eat tomato products, choose whole, crushed, or diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, purée, or paste. Why? See Inhibiting Platelet Activation with Tomato Seeds (

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