8 Reasons Why Not Everything That's Green Is Healthy

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3.It Could Block the Thyroid Hormone

Some green vegetables are also considered to be harbingers of bad news. What made us say that? Well, some greens contain chemicals that can block the production of thyroid hormone in the body. Considering the fact that a lot of Westerners are overweight and obese, not all of them are really eating unhealthy. In fact, some do try to maintain a healthy diet and they believe that eating greens would help them reach their goals. Unfortunately, this only results in something opposite– they end up with hypothyroidism.

What is hypothyroidism? It’s a condition wherein the thyroid gland can’t produce enough thyroid hormone in the body. Those who are suffering from this condition are required to maintain a very strict diet.

Some of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism include thinning hair, cold hands and feet, non-existent libido, constipation, dry hair, depression, and difficulty in losing weight.

4.Runner’s Trots

Most athletes are aware of this fact – intense workout trainings and exercise could lead to muscle fatigue. Basically, as you exercise, the blood flows to the muscles that are working. Which means, lesser blood goes to the stomach making it quite difficult to digest food. So, if you have just eaten something, it will be difficult to digest, and this would lead to discomfort and diarrhea.

In order to avoid this, try to stay away from eating broccoli a few hours before working out. It’s best to opt for digestible carbs, such as bread, bananas, peanut butter, and even cereals.

5.The Sodium Content

Those who watch their sodium intake should stay away from canned greens. Although these are still vegetables, you have to consider how they’re processed. As a way to lengthen their shelf life, they’re often packed with sodium, and this is definitely not good for the body. All it can do is increase the blood pressure levels, instead of improving it.