Some health food shops are promoting millet to be the perfect grain for health. However, if you look at it closely, millet is shown to have a goitrogenic effect i.e. it inhibit thyroid hormone synthesis. Bad for those with hypothyroidism or those who tends to exhibit low thyroid activity – weight gain, fatigue, depression, cold hands and feet, constipation, dry skin, pale skin, hair loss, past history of breast tumors etc. Other thyroid lowering foods are unheated soy, tofu, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.
Can you eat them? Of course, that is why I have a Leaf to Life diet table in my book to guide my clients on how and what to eat. My mantra is moderation – eat nutrient rich foods as far as possible but all in moderation.
Even too much of a good thing can ‘kill’ you. Moderation implies many other things including the energy of the food and its metabolism in the body.
Therefor formula for diet is:
NUTRITION + MODERATION = HEALTH