Do goitrogenic foods negatively affect thyroid health?

Goitrogens are compounds naturally present in certain plants. Animal studies suggest that these foods may interfere with the absorption of iodine, which is essential for thyroid function. Without enough iodine, the pituitary gland releases thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and promotes the growth of thyroid tissue, which eventually leads to an enlarged gland, or goiter. If the goiter gets bigger, it […]