What's the deal with broccoli?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Hi hackers,

I must admit, that's a strange question... ...but whenever I eat broccoli my skin becomes flaky the very next day. Especially the face and scalp is affected.

What's in broccoli that causes such a reaction? The only thing I can think of is the goitrogen content. Maybe they mess with my thyroid, since flaky skin can be a symptom of hypothyroidism. Though I can't really believe 3 pieces of broccoli do contain a significant amount of goitrogens... Anyway, I cook it, discard the cooking water and still this outcome.

Has anyone a clue?

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on June 26, 2012
at 12:50 PM

I think you have an allergy too because the onset of symptoms is fairly quick. Sounds like some kind of dermatitis. I'd just stay away from the broccoli.



on June 26, 2012
at 04:04 PM

Sounds like you have identified an issue you have with a food. That's one of the goals of this whole thing.

If it's a huge deal to you, ditch the broccoli. I love broccoli, it's a fantastic food, but if it doesn't agree with you and you can't put the blame on anything else, remove it.

This goes for anything. Paleo or not.



on June 26, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Don't know, maybe your allergic somehow? I'm hypothyroid too, but I eat broccoli quite a bit with no outward I'll effects.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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