WHAT IS A GOITROGEN?
Most goitrogens are naturally-occurring chemicals that are ingested in foods or drugs. These chemicals can interfere with thyroid function in different ways. Some compounds induce antibodies that cross-react with the thyroid gland; others interfere with thyroid peroxidase (TPO), the enzyme responsible for adding iodine during production of thyroid hormones. . . . → Read More: Thyroid Diet – Which Goitrogen Foods To Eliminate From Your Diet And Why
I’ve written before about staying away from soy products due to soy being one of the highest
GMO’d foods as well as adding hormones to our system that we don’t need. But, if you’re still
eating processed foods (which you shouldn’t be!) you need to know that soy oil is one of . . . → Read More: Thyroid Diet: Soybean Oil – One of the Most Harmful Ingredients
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