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Cruciferous Vegetables - Yum!
Created on 9/21/2012

Cruciferous vegetables can be easily found on the shelves of your neighborhood Harris Teeter.

And you might consider looking for them more often - they are nutrient powerhouses, contain ample fiber, and appear to have cancer-fighting potential. Here's a list of cruciferous vegetables that should regularly grace your plate:

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Watercress

Kale

Turnips

Cabbage

Brussels sprouts


Make crucifeorus vegetables part of the "rainbow of vegetables and fruits" that you eat every day.

One word of caution for people with thyroid disease - cruciferous veggies contain compounds called goitrogens that can interfere with production of thyroid hormone - the good news?

Cooking pretty much does away with the goitrogens.

Still, it's a good idea to tell your doctor that you eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables if you have thyroid issues.

Veggies - they're good tasting, good for you, and some of them (like cruciferous vegetables) have added health benefits - so enjoy!

And be well.
Dr. Russ
** Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment. **


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