Goitrogens are substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake.
Which Foods Contain Goitrogens?
Certain foods have been identified as goitrogenic. These foods include:
- Pine nuts
- Bamboo shoots
- Bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
- Chinese cabbage
- Collard greens
- Mustard greens
Foods That Boost Thyroid
Some foods and drinks have an opposite effect on the thyroid gland–that is, they stimulate thyroid function rather than suppressing it; examples being avocado, coconut, and saturated fat.