Cruciferous vegetables are mustard family members. Cruciferae means "cross-bearing" in Latin. This refers to the plant's four cross-shaped leaf petals.

Other cruciferous vegetables include: – Arugula – Bok choy – Brussels sprouts – Cabbage – Cauliflower – Collard greens – Horseradish

– Mustard greens – Radishes – Rutabaga – Turnips – Watercress

These vegetables protect against breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers. Glucosinolates, a sulphur compound in cruciferous vegetables, are responsible.

Other goitrogenic foods include: – Peaches – Peanuts – Red wine – Soy products – Strawberries – Sweet potatoes

Despite the presence of goitrogens, I think the benefits of eating cruciferous veggies outweigh the negatives — even if you have thyroid problems.

Personally, I eat a lot of green vegetables daily and consume about 75% of them cooked and only 25% raw. I also make sure that my diet contains natural sources of selenium.

A high iodine intake reduces the thyroid's hormone production. My chiropractor recommended supplements, and I learned the hard way. I felt terrible.