Diet for hyperthyroidism
FOOD AND HYPERTHYROIDISM
PROPER FOOD FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM
Diet can play an important role in controlling hyperthyroidism, helping other conventional treatments to improve the conditions of those who suffer them.
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.
- 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.
Ellagic acid-rich plants
Plants rich in rosmarinic acid
Plants rich in lithium
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.
- Seaweeds: most contain much iodine, especially the species <em>Fucus vesiculosus</em>
- Among the animal foods rich in iodine are: seafood
More information on the natural treatment of the hyperthyroidism in the listing above.
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