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We've all heard horror stories of a carrot obsession turning your skin orange, but carrots aren't the only veggie you can overdo. According to researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center, cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage contain "goitrogens that interfere with thyroid hormone biosynthesis." Eat enough and you can actually induce hypothyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain important hormones. Why is that bad? Over time, hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, including obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease.
Plus one adverse reaction that's not just strange, it's scary!
7 Healthy Foods with Bizarre Side Effects