Hypothyroidism and Eating Cauliflower and Cabbages


Hello Marina apu…i am suffering from hypothyroidism and would like to know if eating vegetables like cauliflower and cabbages should b avoided?



hi dear, there is nothing much to worry about. yes there have been studies showing that goiter causing component of cruciferous, but there is nothing significant harm. infact, cruciferous vegetables are high in sulphurophane. sulphurophane is a compound that helps to product glutathione. glutathione is a powerful anti-oxidant in the human body. if you have thyroid issues then you need to have enough glutathione and make sure you get sulphurophane. the highest amounts of sulphurophane are found in broccolie, kale, cabbage and cauliflower.

but you should remember that hormones imbalances need to be treated with proper nutrition. eating enough protein from animal sources, raw veg, healthy fats and clean carbs is a good way to start. if you dont follow a proper nutrition plan then eating too much of anything may be harmful.

“A study in 1983 showed that very high intakes of cruciferous vegetables caused hypothyroidism in animals. However, the effects of cruciferous vegetable consumption did not appear to increase the risk of hypothyroidism UNLESS accompanied by iodine deficiency.”


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