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These 5 Vegetables Might Not Be as Good as You Think to Grow and Eat

Mikkie Mills Oct 23, 2019
Growing your own food comes with many benefits. You save money at the grocery store. You control what your vegetables are exposed, which allows you to avoid unwanted chemicals. Gardening is a natural stress reliever and provides you with a great form of exercise. Eating your vegetables provides you with essential vitamins and minerals.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are enjoyed by many in salads and sandwiches. They are a great source of lycopene, which is linked to reducing heart disease. They also contain potassium, folate, and vitamins K and C. Tomatoes are part of the family of nightshade vegetables. They contain tomatine, too much tomatine can cause redness, swelling, and leaky gut symptoms.

Eggplant

Eggplants are high in fiber, which aids in improving digestive health as well as heart health. They contain numerous vitamins and minerals. They contain two glycoalkaloids found throughout the vegetable that are toxic compounds. They can cause gastrointestinal issues. Eggplant also acts like a sponge. They soak up sauces, flavor, and unhealthy oil.

Turnips

The entire vegetable is edible, including the greens, which are loaded with calcium.

Despite being filled with nutrients, turnips also have goitrogenic substances. They may affect the thyroid’s ability to make hormones. Cooking may deactivate the goitrogenic substances, which can make the vegetable safer to consume for those with thyroid issues.

Asparagus

One of the most well-known drawbacks of asparagus is the pungent odor that it causes in the urine. This is caused by a compound contained within the vegetable. When metabolized, it causes the odor. Asparagus contains purines, which can cause an overproduction of uric acid if eaten in excess. Too much uric acid can lead to painful gout attacks.

Kale

Certain compounds contained in kale may affect thyroid hormone synthesis. They may even block iodine, which is essential for thyroid function. If you are taking certain medications, such as those that thin the blood, the vitamin K found in kale may lessen the effects of the drugs, which can harm your health.