Here at The Raw Food Coach Holistic Clinic are all about helping you and your body naturally. Through juicing and avoiding certain foods, which I will go over in a minute, you can learn to prevent the progression of Hypothyroidism while trying to heal your thyroid naturally.
Foods to Avoid
Before going into the specific foods to avoid, you’d probably like to know why it is why have to avoid certain foods at all.
Some foods contain what are known as Goitrogens. Goitrogens inhibit iodine metabolism in your body. So why is this important? Your body uses iodine to produce important thyroid hormones. If you are consuming a lot of Goitrogens, thyroid hormone is inhibited, which is bad for someone that already has trouble producing these hormones through Hypothyroidism.
Note: If you DO NOT have Hypothyroidism, it is perfectly safe to consume most of these foods that contain Goitrogens. A lot of these foods are still extremely healthy and provide many benefits to you and your body. This is a list of foods that will further contribute to Hypothyroidism and should be avoided by people that already suffer from this condition.
Goitrogen-containing foods you want to avoid:
1. Vegetables – Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kale, Spinach, Turnips, Millet, and Mustard Greens.
2. Nuts and Beans – Soybeans, Peanuts, Linseed, and Pine Nuts.
3. Fruits – Strawberries and Peaches.
There are other foods out there that contain Goitrogens so make sure you educate yourself if you plan on trying to naturally heal your thyroid. It is also important to note that some foods are fine to eat as long as it is in moderation.
One of the foods you want to always avoid is SOY. Soy is extremely high in Goitrogens and is featured in one form or another in many foods so be careful and always look at the ingredients for anything you plan on putting into your body.