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Goitrogenic Foods

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What are Goitrogenic Foods and how do it affect thyroid?

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  1. Shraddha-Team Nutritionist on Aug 23, 2012 Reply

    Goitrogens are naturally-occurring substances that can interfere with function of the thyroid gland. Goitrogens get their name from the term “goiter,” is defined as non-neoplastic(tumor) non-inflammatory and non-toxic enlargement of thyroid gland. If the thyroid gland is having difficulty making thyroid hormone, it may enlarge as a way of trying to compensate for this inadequate hormone production. “Goitrogens,” like circumstances that cause goiter, cause difficulty for the thyroid in making its hormone.

    Goitrogens sources including – Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mustard, Rutabaga, Turnips, Millet,Peaches, Peanuts, Radishes, Soybean and soy products, including tofu, Spinach, Strawberries.
    Also To minimize weight gain, avoid high-calorie, low-nutrient foods, such as sugary sweets, fried foods and refined grains, such as white flour. Caffeine can also interfere with thyroid function and increase symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

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