Raw Foods Can Hurt Your Thyroid

If you find you’re gaining weight eating a lot of raw veggies, check out this list of foods that may be hurting your thyroid!

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Cabbage

Canola Oil

Cassava root

Cauliflower

Kale

Millet

Mustard Greens

Peaches

Peanuts

Pinenuts

Radishes

Rutabagas

Soybeans

Spinach

Strawberries

Turnips

These foods contain goitrogens and high sulfur levels that can interfere with iodine and other minerals necessary to keep your thyroid in top metabolic form. Now cooked versions are fine, except for soy and tofu, which contain high levels of isoflavones. As little as 30mg of isoflavones a day can block your estrogen response and result in weight gain, high cholesterol and raised insulin levels, especially if you have borderline thyroid function. You can read much more about the impact of soy in The Menopause Diet and You’re Not Crazy It’s Your Hormones!.

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About Larrian
Larrian Gillespie is a gynecologic urologist who received her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and practiced Urology and Urogynecology in Beverly Hills for 15 years before retiring.With an ability to translate “doctor speak” into terms anyone can understand, Larrian has been featured in over 75 magazine stories and numerous television shows, including Good Morning America, CBS Woman to Woman News, and CNN. She has served on the medical advisory board of SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Books, Readers Digest Books,Oxmoor Books, Low Carb Energy and been a frequent source for numerous other publications, including WebMD.

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