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Thyroid health for the levels of Goitrogens

Goitrogens, What they are and Where they come From

Thyroid control for Goitrogens which  are  found in certain food.

GoitrogensThey can cause a goiter –– the gross enlargement of one’s own thyroid.  As a matter of fact, these goitrogenic foods can act almost like an anti thyroid pill.  It will slow down one’s own thyroid gland, and will eventually cause hypothyroidism, an under active thyroid.

Goitrogens disrupt it’s normal function by inhibiting the body’s ability to absorb the chemical iodine.  It will actually block the iodine from becoming the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  If one is suffering from the inability to secret the thyroid hormone, it will halt the peripheral switch of T4 to the new compound, T3.

 Important goitrogen-rich foodstuffs are the vegetables in the cruciferous category.

 Goitrogenic Rich Everyday Foods 

  • Babassu (a palm-tree coconut fruit found in Brazil and Africa)
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Broccolini
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chinese Broccoli
  • Collards
  • Daikon
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Millet
  • Mustard
  • Peaches
  • Peanuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Radishes
  • Red Radish
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

How much Goitrogenic Foods should you Eat?  

Healthy eatingThe average,healthy, individual can  actually slow down the thyroid as well as cause a goiter. (Important note:  of vegetables like cabbage as well as spinach are loaded with a highly concentrated of goiter-promoting ingredients.)  

 If you are  suffering from a hyperthyroid stay away from a diet rich in goitrogens.  (Be Aware: Managing hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease should always be overseen by a physician.).  If the cause of your hypothyroid is from thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy)  you need not worry about excessive goitrogens.

 But, if you still have your thyroid gland, one needs to be cautious about over eating large amounts of goitrogenic laden foods. This does not mean you can’t eat your very favorite foods.  However it does mean that you can enjoy foods in moderation.  Most vegetable matter will lose concentration levels when they are steamed or cooked.

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People who eat o lot of goitrogens will often have a hard time balancing their thyroid medication with the amount of goitrogenic foodstuffs in your diet. 

 Genetic predisposition for Goitrogens?

Surprisingly, the scientist doing the research at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, uncovered a certain genetic marker often makes someone more likely to dislike certain vegetables.  The amazing Human body will change taste receptor that will actually make Men and Women to intensely dislike the tastes of these cruciferous vegetables that make their thyroid gland slow down.

The Researchers have suggested  that detecting, and therefore, averting these anti-thyroid chemicals in foods might provide a genetically-based biological advantage to the more than 900 Million people world wide who have low iodine.  This will lower their risk of thyroid disease.


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