Just wanted to give a quick update on the kale post. My blogger friend Carey pointed out that if you have thyroid problems you need to be careful eating cruciferous vegetables. What are cruciferous vegetables you ask? Well they include broccoli, cauilflower, brussel sprouts, kale and cabbage. The website Livestrong has this to say:
"Green vegetables, especially kale, contain chemicals called goitrogens that may inhibit absorption of dietary iodine. A decrease in iodine in your body can worsen symptoms of hypothyroidism, a condition where your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. The hormones produced by your thyroid gland are essential for regulating your metabolism. Goitrogens are almost completely destroyed during cooking, so avoid eating raw kale in excess with hypothyroidism."
This is something I knew in the back of my head, but quite frankly had sort of forgot about it until Carey brought it up. Most of these vegetables I do cook, but I did have the kale raw yesterday. So thanks for the heads up Carey.
This doesn't mean you have to stop eating these veggies. Just cook them first and that will destroy the goitrogens and make them safe to eat.
Stay healthy my friends. So glad we all support each other and love that we share knowledge. Have a great rest of the weekend!! XO
Thought for the day:
Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don't try to figure anything out.
Don't try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest.