Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Brazil Nuts


Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, to name just a few, are often avoided by hypothyroid and Hashimoto patients due to their thyroid suppressing effects but this only occurs if these vegetables are eaten raw. Cooking them decreases their goitrogenic effects. These are some of my favorite foods and since we need to avoid gluten and most grains while treating these conditions, roasting them is a healthy and recommended suggestion. This recipe is ridiculous in its simplicity and deliciousness. It is so good that Noah, my 16-year-old son, will request it for dinner.

Benefits of Cauliflower

  • High in vitamin C
  • Supplies many vitamins and minerals like Vitamins D and K
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Decreases cancer risk with the sulfur compound sulforaphane
  • High in Choline, a B-vitamin that supports brain health
  • Assists in detoxification processes

 

Benefits of Tahini

  • Made of ground sesame seeds, tahini is high in iron, magnesium, potassium and other minerals
  • High in methionine which helps with detoxification in the liver
  • Great source of calcium
  • More protein than most nuts

 

Benefits of Brazil Nuts

  • High in the antioxidant mineral selenium which helps protect the thyroid gland
  • Helps reduce toxic levels of the heavy metal mercury
  • High in ellagic acid which is anti-inflammatory and supportive of the nervous system
  • Helps with erectile dysfunction with selenium and the amino acid L-Arginine.

 

Enjoy this simple and delicious recipe.


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