Michelle Donovan, MS, RD, LDN

Michelle Donovan, MS, RD, LDN, ACSM-CPT is a registered and licensed dietitian as well as an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. She has been providing nutrition and wellness care since 1992. While studying Nutrition at Penn State University, she decided that a career in Nutrition as a Registered Dietitian was for her. She earned her Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas A&M University and did her research about successful versus unsuccessful weight loss.

What are Nightshades?

Nightshades include a large number of plants, but the ones we consume the most are eggplants, peppers, potatoes, tomatillos, tomatoes, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, chili powder, and paprika. There are also condiments made with nightshades, like ketchup, salsa, and hot sauces. Some people are concerned with consuming nightshades, but why? The included vegetables and …

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