Raw kale may be more nutritious, but it may also harm your thyroid function. Kale, along with other cruciferous vegetables, contains a high amount of goitrogens, which are compounds that can interfere with thyroid function ( 8 ). Specifically, raw kale contains a type of goitrogen called goitrins.Click to see full answer. Accordingly, is Kale bad for thyroid disease?If you have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), you may have been told to avoid cruciferous vegetables — such as kale, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. These vegetables have been shown, in certain situations, to interfere with how your thyroid gland uses iodine.Beside above, can kale be eaten uncooked? Raw, in a salad – Kale doesn’t need to be cooked to be enjoyed. If you slice it into very, very fine ribbons it makes a great salad. Cooked and boiled – Kale is a seriously tough green, and while it can be great in raw salads, sometime we like it soft and silky. To get it like that, it’s best to boil it (or braise it). Also question is, can raw kale cause thyroid problems? Kale on its own does not increase the risk of thyroid problems. It’s a combination of factors; including potential iodine deficiency. (One of the most common causes of goiters is iodine deficiency.)Is Kale healthier raw or cooked?“Cancer studies seem to show that raw kale is more beneficial than cooked, while cholesterol studies seem to show that steamed kale is more beneficial than raw,” says Harris, who recommends a bit of both in your diet. But whatever you do, don’t boil, saute or stir-fry the veggie too long or with too much added liquid.