Cruciferous Vegetables  Hypothyroid Caution

I often get people asking me if cruciferous vegetables are okay for those who are suffering from hypothyroidism and should they strictly restrict consuming these vegetables.

There are different opinions, in part I believe because our body chemistries are all different.

Personally, I would test.  I would avoid all cruciferous vegetables for 2 weeks while taking your temperature every morning before you arise in the morning and keeping a record of it.

LIST OF CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES

Arugula

Bok choy

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Chard

Chinese cabbage

Collard greens

Daikon

Kale

Kohlrabi

Mustard greens

Radishes

Rutabagas

Turnips

Watercress

 

The third week eat cruciferous vegetables for 2 weeks in heavy duty amounts, taking your temperature again every morning.

Compare the two and if your temperatures went down at all, it indicates the vegetables were causing a strain on your thyroid. I believe is the best indicator.

And cruciferous vegetables, raw in large amounts in some, seems to pull the thyroid function down a little   

But there are such good nutrients in cruciferous vegetables, I hate for people to lose out on them unnecessarily.  I would eat them prudently IF they appear to put a stress on your thyroid function.

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