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Kohlrabi: Experts weigh in on health benefits, nutrition facts, and more

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 22-09-2022 Iyanuoluwa Oyetunji, Master of Science in Medicine, specialization in Human Nutrition and Shadia Djakovic, Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Perspective from Iyanuoluwa Oyetunji

Benefits

  • Kohlrabi may help to reduce the risk of cancers and other chronic diseases. Being a cruciferous vegetable, kohlrabi is rich in a plethora of antioxidants which protect the body from the effect of free radicals.
  • Kohlrabi may help to maintain gut health, ensure weight management, control the level of glucose and cholesterol in the body. This is possible because of its rich fiber content.

Possible Side Effects

  • Eating kohlrabi in excess may cause bloating or gas due to its high fiber content.

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Perspective from Shadia Djakovic

Benefits

Possible Side Effects

  • Kohlrabi has minimal risk, however consuming it regularly raw can affect the function of the thyroid. This is because it contains goitrogens which can impact the metabolism of iodine by the thyroid.

Kohlrabi: How much should you eat? Experts weigh in.

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This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.

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