Diet can play an important role in controlling hyperthyroidism, helping other conventional treatments to improve the conditions of those who suffer them.
PROPER FOOD FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM
Adequate foods are those that decrease the production of thyroxine, the hormone that controls metabolism and emotional states. Among them we mention the following:
Plants rich in caffeic and chlorogenic acids
- Foods of the family of the Cruciferae: All of these members contain natural compounds that decrease the production of thyroid hormones, primarily because they inhibit the absorption of iodine.
- Cabbage: has caffeic and chlorogenic acids which give it anti-thyroidal properties.
- Radish: Another member of the crucifer family that can help control the excessive production of hormones that cause hyperthyroidism. (Eat this food)
- Brussels sprouts: Due to its caffeic acid content it may help in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
- Legumes: peanuts are also very rich in chlorogenic and caffeic acid.
Other plants rich in caffeic acid are: celery, oranges, lemons, pumpkins, figs, or lettuce
Other plants rich in chlorogenic acid are: peppers, cucumbers, carrots, avocados, plums, eggplants, peaches, or wheat.
Ellagic acid-rich plants
- Fleshy fruit, pomegranate or grape that have a high content of ellagic acid that helps decrease the production of thyroid hormones.
- Dried fruits: chestnuts or nuts, also rich in ellagic acid.
Plants rich in rosmarinic acid
- Edible herbs: Borage: One of the richest plant in rosmarinic acid, a component that possesses anti-hypertiroidal properties. (Eat boiled borage)
Plants rich in lithium
Among all we will emphasize: onions, asparagus, endives, melons, parsley, potatoes or grapes.
BAD FOOD FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM
(Food that must be avoided by hyperthyroidism patients)
All those foods that increase production of thyroxine, mainly hyperthyroidal food, producing an increase in thyroid output, are not suitable for hyperthyroidism patients. These would be foods high in iodine content.
Among the major iodine-rich foods there are: garlic, oats, coconut, hazelnut, strawberries, soy, sunflower, lentils, tomatoes, apples, mangos, dates, pistachios, cashews, Brazil nuts, pineapples, peas, almonds, apricots, spinach, beans or maize.
- Herbs or species to be avoided: fennel, hyssop, ground ivy, ginseng, cinnamon.
- Seaweeds: most contain much iodine, especially the species Fucus vesiculosus
- Among the animal foods rich in iodine are: seafood
More information on the natural treatment of the hyperthyroidism in the listing above.