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Is raw kale harmful for the thyroid?

If raw kale is not good for the thyroids, could you please explain why?
I'd like to know this because there is a controversy about cruciferous vegetables affecting the thyroids when eaten raw, and I have been putting it in my morning Nutri shakes every morning. Thank you in advance for your clarification.

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Thank you for your reply. Just to be clear, what these articles are saying is basically that if I have delicate thyroids, I should not put raw kale or other cruciferous veggies into my nutribullet shakes, right? Perhaps it is advisable for your Nutribullet recipe book to make a note of it to avoid misunderstanding. I want to suggest this because kale has become such a popular veggie that everybody is eating it raw. Now my second question is, can I eat kale cooked, like in a soup made with my Nutribullet RX?
Chris8, cooking may help to inactivate some of the potentially goitrogenic substances found in food so yes, cooking kale/broccoli/brussels sprouts/etc. would be a good idea.
Thank you for your reply. Just to be clear, what these articles are saying is basically that if I have delicate thyroids, I should not put raw kale or other cruciferous veggies into my nutribullet shakes, right? Perhaps it is advisable for your Nutribullet recipe book to make a note of it to avoid misunderstanding. I want to suggest this because kale has become such a popular veggie that everybody is eating it raw. Now my second question is, can I eat kale cooked, like in a soup made with my Nutribullet RX?
I steam mine and then let it cool, then freeze it....I wonder if this is okay?

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