GOITROGENS: The following foods are richly nutritious as well as rich in antioxidants and beneficial and powerful phytonutrients(anti-cancer)….and should be eaten… but probably best in moderation because of their goitrogenic effect : Goitrogenic foods have varying effects on down-regulating the thyroid’s uptake of iodine. But it may just be, that eating them in moderation actually supports thyroid health and balanced iodine intake.
Traditional cooking/preparation of many of these foods has long included prolonged and thorough soaking/fermentation/cooking. Soy foods have traditionally been eaten in small quantity and either ultra fresh or intensively fermented. Here are commonly eaten goitrogenic foods :
- cruciferous vegetables (Brassicaceae Family #25 on the RDP Software) ie. broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, radishes, spinach, ..
- cassava (tapioca), sweet potatoes
- flax seeds
- soy beans, lima beans, pine nuts, peanuts
- cherries, almonds, plums, peaches, apricots, pears, raspberries, strawberries (Families #61 and #63 on the RDP Software)
- millet (often used as a replacement in gluten-free breads)
It may be wise to add to your diet…. seafood/seaweed from salt water, or iodized salt, as reliable sources of iodine to help balance the body’s needs when the above-listed foods are in the diet.
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