How much do you love Brussels sprouts, let us count the ways!
Brussels sprouts are absolutely in the “love ’em or hate ’em” category for sure. I tend to enjoy them once in a while.
THYROID HEALTH PROS
The sprouts are packed with vitamins C, A, and potassium. They contain two . . . → Read More: Thyroid Health Recipes: 13 Ways To Prepare Brussels Sprouts
Vegetables are the best for you, right?
Unless you have a thyroid condition and the veggies are of the cruciferous kind.
Cruciferous [krew-SIH-fer-uhs] vegetable family are named for their cross-shaped (crucifer) flower petals. (See the list below).
THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THIS GOOD FOOD FAMILY
There is much research that indicates that they may . . . → Read More: Thyroid Health Vegetables: The Problem With Cruciferous Vegetables
First off, let’s deal with “Is broccoli bad for the thyroid?”
If you have low thyroid function, eating cruciferous vegetables (click to see the list) can interfere with thyroid synthesis. There are different camps on how much cruciferous vegetables, or those with goitrogens in them, mess with our thyroid function, but to stay on the safe side, . . . → Read More: Thyroid Health Recipe – Broccoli Cheese Soup – Use The Stem Too!
Boy, not a fun word is it? Goitrogen.
In addition to foods that help the thyroid gland naturally, there are foods that inhibit the production of thyroid hormones. These foods, known as “goitrogens,” contain compounds that interfere with iodine absorption.
THE CRUCIFEROUS FAMILY
Goitrogen-containing foods include vegetables in the cruciferous family and . . . → Read More: Low Thyroid Diet: Goitrogens – Foods You Should Avoid and/or Limit