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Can kale and macca contribute to underactive thyroid that results in a swollen neck?

Hi my neck is swollen ,i have an underactive tyroid no meds,could it be Kale or Macca causing this?

I have bought the Nutribullet a few days ago delighted with it but this neck thing is very uncomfortable,any ideas what is affecting it so i can eliminate it, please

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3 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

There is only a small amount of research that discusses the potential of kale causing hypothyroidism. Kale and other vegetables are a type of goitrogenic vegetables that includes arugula, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, mustard greens, turnips, and watercress.

Goitrogenic vegetables have an ability to interfere with iodine absorption that can lead to the swollen neck that we call goiters. To ensure that can relieve the goiters, aim to increase iodine intake to at least 150mcg per day. They are in your daily table salt.

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I was told even Spinach causes hypothyroidism. All the smoothies mentioned have some sort of greens. Please advise on smoothies that I can take every morning for energy and also help my Thyroid condition.

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