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Cruciferous vegetables, like kale, cauliflower and bok choy, are a great addition to your diet.
Unfortunately, just like so many other good things in this world, they also have a hidden dark side.
They’re packed with nutrients and cancer-fighting compounds that can both help keep you healthy and improve your heart health, according to Healthline — but the way you prepare these extremely healthy foods is crucial.
When you eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables raw, you risk enlarging your thyroid, encountering hormonal irregularities and other more minor side effects like bloating.
To stay on the good side of these superfoods, steer clear of the crunch and cook your vegetables before eating them.
If that sounds easy to you, that’s because it is easy! It might be less trendy than eating them raw, but it’s certainly safe.
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