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    Default Raw foods to avoid?

    Not that I use Flare.com as a source of health information, but I did find this on their website about raw foods which should not be consumed, due to the fact that can block iodine absorbtion, which is bad for the thyroid.

    Click on the link, and then scroll to the bottom of the page, to the paragraph about Goiterogenic Foods.

    http://www.flare.com/sex/article.jsp...204_133052_816

    Does anyone know anything about this?

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    thought i'd just post that info;


    WORST Goiterogenic Foods
    Why? These foods can block your absorption of iodine, leading to hypothyroidism and/or goiter development
    AVOID
    • RAW cruciferous vegetables from the Brassica family, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, bok choy, and rutabaga (when cooked or steamed, cruciferous vegetables loose their goiterogenic properties and are therefore safe to consume)
    • Mustard seeds
    • Peanuts
    • Pine nuts

    i've never heard anything like that! and it specfically capitalises the word RAW as opposed to cooked. when statements like that are made i'd like to know how the cooking initiates the changes, not just the heresay that it does.

    and is it because it reacts with another mineral/vitamin/body enzyme etc??

    interesting - thanks for the info there roxy! - no nibbling on that brocolli at work today then!

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    Haha!

    Well maybe it's only detrimental if the foods are eaten in large quantities. I know some people have kale every day though - so I wonder if that's having a negative effect?

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    it's one of those things that may only be investigated in the long term i think with proper trials.

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    broccoli?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
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    mmmmmmmmmmm brocolli!

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    We are all broccoli lovers here. The humans like it cooked or steamed and the rabbit and guinea pigs like it raw.

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    I can't see avoiding broccoli that seems ridiculous...i eat so much raw broccoli...maybe because some people have a hard time breaking it down...
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    brocolli sweeps your innards clean like a broom!

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    lol haha more of a reason to eat it then...fabulous! to bad i want to cover it in veganaise....
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    Default Re: Raw foods to avoid?

    I've heard that raw broccoli blocks iodine absorption. It should be avoided in raw form when the person has a known thyroid problem, but not otherwise.

    It's like caffeine blocking iron absorption. This doesn't mean it isn't absorbed, its just not absorbed as effectively.

    I've also read that raw broccoli has many benefits -- antiulcer and antiviral properties. In addition, raw broccoli can help regulate insulin and blood sugar levels. I'd say its safe to eat raw.
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    oic...cool i'm good then
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    I've never tried eating it raw

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    what?! thats insane roxy!! its very yummy!! havn't you ever gotten one of those raw veggie platters? there is always raw broccoli on them!
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    I've heard that double whoppers from Murder King blocks the absorption of life!!
    Give me fruits and veggies or give me death, to quote a great patriot!!

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