I recently came to find out that cruciferous veggies/greens (although VERY healthy for the average person)can pose a major problem to anyone with a thyroid disorder - myself included! The compounds in this family of veggies block the absorption of thyroid replacement hormones, especially if eaten every day in large amounts (the way I used to eat them). Not only does it interfere w/ thyroid meds, but can cause goiter as well, not fun.
Do any of you have a comprehensive list of thyroid safe veggies & greens? If not, even if you just know one or two, it would be greatly appreciated! I'm missing my big arugula salads, broccoli, etc.
I felt really sick and tired for a long time until learning about this, then came to find out why! Eliminated all cruciferous veggies, and feel great now. Problem solved! But need to find replacement veggies that are not part of the Brassica family.
So far, I am aware of these: iceberg, romaine, squashes, cucumber.
Thanks, and hope this may help other foodies w/ thyroid issues too.