Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) has been proved right again.
Recent research has confirmed that you take your chances when eating an uncooked or undextrinized tomato due to an arabinose/galactose tomato lectin.
Adano was also right about cooking or dextrinizing bell peppers to detoxify them
Tomatoes and bell peppers are both in the nightshade family. (So are wolfberries.)
Nightshade lectin toxicity – at its worst – can cause gangrene of the intestines.
Nightshade lectins – at their best – can be antitumorigenic, anticarcinogenic, antiproliferative, antiviral, antifungal, and immunomodulatory.
Excess calcium or manganese can assist nightshade lectins in doing their very best or their very worst.
TIMING is often the decisive factor. (Was there any doubt???)
Lectins are sugar-binding proteins.
I predicted back in 2005 that lectins would eventually play a vital role in cancer science.
The tomato is called the “love apple” because it can improve your sex life. *wink wink*
The lycopene in tomatoes helps protect the prostate gland.
Lycopene is activated by being cooked or dextrinized – another reason to keep raw tomatoes to a minimum.
A tomato sun-ripened on the vine is a dextrinized tomato. (But don’t eat the WHITE part.)
Sugar can protect against lectins.
Did you know a tablespoon of white sugar can stop an attack of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)?