I have hypothyroidism, and earlier this year, I've had my Synthyroid dosage doubled. I'm afraid the problem might be diet related. I eat a TON of leafy green and cruciferous vegetables, and nearly all of my vegetable intake is composed of goitrogenic vegetables. Baby spinach, spring mix, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, and kale are stapes of my diet, and I easily eat a pound or more of these types of vegetables a day. Despite my thyroid condition, I've continually justified eating these foods due to their nutrient density. I'd like to eliminate all the major goitrogenic vegetables from my diet for a while, and get some new blood work to see if my thyroid levels have improved. So, what non-goitrogenic vegetables can I eat in place of these staples that will provide me with the same quantity of nutrients? I'm used to eating salads with spring mix or raw baby spinach, so what types of lettuce should I switch to? I like the way broccoli and cauliflower add "bulk" to a meal, so I'd be interested in others with that quality. I'm finding it difficult to find nutrient dense vegetables that aren't goitrogenic and of course, are non-starchy/low carb. Any suggestions?
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Replacements for goitrogenic vegetables