Proper iodine levels are important for thyroid health and, believe it or not, even healthy foods can be bad for your thyroid.  Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, and turnips suppress the thyroid.  They contain thyroid suppressing goitrogens.  If you are concerned about thyroid health, you might want to reduce the intake of these foods, but know that cooking them thoroughly helps so you would not have to completely eliminate them.  Soy, yes soy, interfers with thyroid function too, and wheat and gluten products that are considered allergens for so many can also interfer with thyroid function.

As for foods that contribute to the health of the thyroid, one that tops the list is coconut oil.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE coconut everything. Coconut products are beneficial in so many other ways as well so use it with confidence.   Other foods that are beneficial to thyroid health are butter, cod liver oil, eggs, seafood, and seaweed.

Check out the video below to see how you can check your iodine levels at home.

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