Goitrogens are chemicals that tend to suppress your thyroid and promote goiter. They say that broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and related vegetables have them. I wouldn't worry about them if you consume food from the sea regularly. I wouldn't worry about the even if you don't consume fish from the sea. But if you are prone to goiter, it might be something to worry about.
Originally Posted by golangrok
Phytoestrogens are plant compounds that behave like estrogen in your body. They bind to the same receptors as real estrogen and turn on whatever is turned on when the receptor is bound. Some say soy is the worst for this.
Xenoestrogens can be phytoestrogens (since they come from outside the body) but so can certain industrial chemicals like BPA. Does the same thing as phytoestrogens. Also, industrial chemicals, being out in the environment, do similar things to animals, such as turn male fish into females.
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