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are cabbage not for goiter?

By April 13, 2011 - 10:35pm
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Cabbage is a goitrogenic food http://www.womentowomen.com/hypothyroidism/goitrogenicfoods-thyroidhealth.aspx but I've read that steaming or fermenting can reduce the goitrogens. - Jacqueline, Women to Women contributor

November 7, 2012 - 9:21am

Hi jomari,

Cabbage inhibits the production of thyroid hormone, this is known as a goitrogen and can cause goiter. Other foods that can contribute to causing goiter are:
brussel sprouts

If you have goiter, these are foods you probably want to stay away from.

For more information, please visit our goiter page!

April 14, 2011 - 5:28am
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